Project: CityLoops


The CityLoops project brings together seven European cities – Apeldoorn, Bodø, Mikkeli, Porto, Seville, Høje-Taastrup and Roskilde - to pilot a series of demonstration actions to close the loop of two of the most important waste streams in Europe: Construction and Demolition Waste, and Biowaste. Their ultimate aim is to become circular cities in which no resource goes to waste, driving the transition to the circular economy .

The CityLoops project is also developing a series of tools for circular planning and decision making . The project will carry out an urban circularity assessment developing a consolidated material flow and stock accounting methodology to assess sector- and city-wide material stocks and flows.

CityLoops is developing Circular City Indicators, a comprehensive indicator set for cities, including guidance on how to measure them. At the end of the project, this will result in an evaluation framework based on a series of circularity and sustainability indicators. The results will be published on this platform soon.

Circular procurement is a key aspect of CityLoops. Circular procurement experts Rijkswaterstaat (RWS) and ICLEI will help each city identify how and which procurement activities could be used to strategically support the actions they undertake to tackle construction and demolition waste (CDW) and biowaste. The project will also produce guidelines for how to include circular procurement in these two sectors.

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