R2PI examines ways to shift from the broad concept of a Circular Economy (CE) to one of Circular Economy Business Models (CEBM) while searching for both market failures and policy failure that hinder the broad implementation, use, and acceptance of CEBMs. The uniqueness of the R2π project is in having a strong business orientation that goes beyond environmental goals and in examining the role of (innovative) business tools and policy packages on the diffusion of CEBMs.
The aim of the R2PI project is to highlight sustainable business models for circular economy and to propose policy packages that will support such business models. This will be achieved by analyzing a substantial amount of case studies covering different sectors and countries followed by a quantitative analysis. The accumulated knowledge will enable the project partners to identify best practices and develop the R2PI toolbox and policy guidelines to support both business and policy makers.
15 academic, business and policy making partners
from 9 different countries (England, Germany, Holland, France, Spain, Malta, Poland, Belgium and Israel) are participating in the project, the Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research, Ben Gurion University and Sapir College being the Israeli partners.
The Jerusalem Institute initiated the project, and in the project itself is responsible for the ongoing management of the research, aspects relating to policy design and focused research in the field of construction and demolition. The Institute staff includes Research Manager Yamit Naftali
and Research Assistant, Yuval Shiftan