Regional Circular Economy Programme (RCEP)

Last updated: 5 November 2017
To tackle the challenge of local employment and the Brussels economy, the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region hase developped a 2025 strategy with 18 objectives.
In this framework, the Government has adopted on the 10th of March 2016 its Regional Circular Economy Programme (RCEP), with an anual budget of 12,8 millions €.
The aim is to replace the current linear economic model (extract -produce -consume - throw away) by a circular economy (recover -produce -consume - reuse).
The RCEP includes 106 s measures in 4 fields ( transversal, sectorial and territorial measures + governance) aiming at :

Transform environmental objectives into economic opportunities

Relocate the economy in Brussels: produce locally when possible, reduce travels, optimize land use and create added value for the Brussels citizens

Contribute to job creation.
This program is co-piloted by 4 administrations/entities : Brussels Environment, Impulse, Innoviris and "Agence Bruxelles Propreté".
Circular economy is an economic model in which resources are used in loop to be preserved. In this model, waste no longer exists but rather becomes raw materials and natural resources in accordance with the virtuous circle principle. This avoids not only to waste resources but also to consume lots of energy to create new products. Reuse, repair, recycling, collaborative and sharing economy, eco-design, short circuits and closing the loop, resilience. These are some of the key words and concepts of this new circular economy.
Circular economy is a low-carbon model that generates local jobs and added value for the Brussels citizens, preserving at the same time their environment and quality of life.

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