Project: Bio-based circular recovery model for sustainable urban economies
The project focuses on creating a bio-circular economy (BCE) model towards the sustainable urban development for the city of Curitiba in Brazil. The model links social and environmental agendas at local level and serves to guide municipalities when addressing solid waste management problems. The proposed BCE model analyzes the value creation of alternative routes for developing the local bio-based economy in Curitiba, after identifying the current scenarios of waste management practices in the city.
Project manager at Linnaeus University Brijesh Mainali Other project members Aarthi Aishwarya Devendran, Linnaeus University; Dilip Khatiwada and Farzin Golzar, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden Participating organizations Linnaeus University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden Financier Formas Timetable 1 Jan 2018–31 Dec 2021 Subject Sustainable built environment (Department of Built Environment and Energy Technology, Faculty of Technology)
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This project is led by KTH Royal Institute of Technology in partnership with Linnaeus University. Linnaeus University is mainly responsible for the third work package, related with the analysis and optimization of municipal waste streams in achieving urban circular economy in the city of Curitiba, Brazil.
This project proposes to explore a bio-based circular recovery model for sustainable urban economies, using the city of Curitiba as a starting point and aiming at theoretical and applied results. Our proposition extrapolates upon existing knowledge and proven solutions and the city's social schemes, to develop a model for interconnection of activities to improve circularity in organic resource utilization in the urban environment and promote sustainable development.
The bio-based circular recovery model (BCR model) links social and environmental agendas at local level, and serves to guide municipalities when addressing solid waste management problems. The benefits can be global, e.g. greenhouse gas emissions reductions, and local in the form of reduced air and water pollution, and improved food security, income generation and public health.