Implementing the Goals of the Circular Economy in Lithuania: Challenges and Opportunity


Project no.: P-REP-20-6
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Project description:

The transformation of the Lithuanian economy towards a circular economy is still a new research problematic in Lithuania, which is receiving special interest from business, politicians and scientists. It has been observed that there is a lack of new and systematic knowledge about what a circular economy is, what problems and how it solves compared to a linear economy. The relevant questions are: what is the European Union’s circular economy strategy? What does the circular economy mean for Lithuania and business? what are the net environmental and economic benefits? Finally, in the circular economy, the local context is very important, which helps to understand how Lithuania will achieve the goals of the circular economy. All this is being discussed in the prepared scientific study “Challenges and Opportunities of the Circular Economy in Lithuania”. Special attention in this research study is paid to the issue of increasing the circularity of the Lithuanian textile and clothing sector.

The latest unique scientific knowledge gathered during the project was disseminated by reading 2 oral presentations during the preparation of the Lithuanian Industrial Transition to Circular Economy Roadmap and directly sharing it with the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania, business associations and companies.

Project funding:

Research Council of Lithuania (RCL), Need-driven Research Projects

Project results:

Research study: “Challenges and opportunities for circular economy in Lithuania”

Žodinio pranešimo nuorodos:

Period of project implementation: 2020-04-01 - 2021-03-31

Project coordinator: Kaunas University of Technology

Jurgita Bruneckienė

2020 - 2021

Academic Centre of Economics, Business and Management, School of Economics and Business