The Flemish Government recently approved the set up of a new policy research centre “Sustainable Materials Management in a Circular Economy (CE)” in the framework of Flanders’ CE ambitions. The centre will perform policy research in order to monitor the progress of the Flemish region to a Circular Economy, to frame Flanders’ CE actions in international policy and to study the effects on economy and environment of different policy measures to stimulate CE. The centre will create a solid and scientific basis for the regional CE action plan. The centre is a collaboration between KU Leuven, UGent, UA and VITO, and will be led by prof. Karel Van Acker (SIM² KU Leuven Leader RL4).
KU Leuven Institute for Sustainable Metals and Minerals – Kasteelpark Arenberg 44 – Leuven 3001, Belgium
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SIM² KU Leuven is the new KU Leuven Institute on Sustainable Metals and Minerals, one of the 4 flagship KU Leuven Institutes. SIM² mission is to develop, organise and implement problem-driven, science-deep research and future-oriented education, contributing to the environmentally friendly production and recycling of metals, minerals and engineered materials, supporting the transition to a climate-friendly, circular-economy.