CERCOM – Circular Economy in Road Construction and Maintenance
About this Project
Project name: Circular Economy in Road Construction and Maintenance
ITEN Project team: Professor Alan O’Connor, Professor Eugene OBrien, Martin Lamb, Dr Helen Viner, Dr Helen Bailey Vijay Ramdas,
The Issue Identified: Implementation of CE has the potential to tackle the root causes of global challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution whilst at the same time providing regenerative design for generations to come.
Various criticisms have been levelled at the circular economy concept: it is sufficiently vague to provide cover for a lack of progress, it may result in displacing rather than avoiding harmful activities, and it may ultimately be unachievable considering the energy needed to recover all materials.
To address some of the challenges associated with improving resource efficiency (RE) and transforming to a circular economy, the Conference of European Directors of Roads (CEDR) launched a Transnational Road Research Programme Call 2020 Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy, managed by the Danish Road Directorate.
The Work Undertaken The CERCOM project will deliver an innovative risk based framework and management tool to facilitate a step change in the adoption of RE & CE principles in procurement and multilifecycle management by NRAs across Europe.
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