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01 March 2018

Tracing the Circular Economy

Trace was created with the aim of mapping and chronicling the Circular Economy. The initiative sets out to gather established ideas, projects or initiatives which already subscribe to the circular economy model, going beyond the traditional linear concept of take-make-consume-dispose to explore new models of sustainable growth and development.


Trace is a platform which enables you to grasp the dynamics at work in the strategic landscape of the Circular Economy, while keeping track of the initiatives with the most significant impact, be it economic, social or environmental. 

  • Professional talents: experts, professionals, teachers, researchers, students, journalists and content creator who have studied, explored, applied and disseminated the theme of the Circular Economy (Call for Talents);
  • Projects: start-ups, SMEs, large companies, associations, universities, institutions and anyone who has implemented tangible initiatives, whether big or small, in the Circular Economy (Call for Initiatives).

Tracing the Circular Economy has mapped more than 100 members, divided between talents and projects, included in the network of the Circular Economy Lab.

The initiative - that was born into an evolutionary mindset - is designed to involve and bring together visionaries, pioneers and first movers of the Circular Economy, whether they are technicians, professionals, academics, public administrators, start-uppers, entrepreneurs or large businesses, and to create possible synergies with the innovation initiatives launched by the Circular Economy Lab.