Camille Auriault from LGI presented the results of the transition assessment conducted for the 5 circular models of paperChain. The objective of the study was to identify the drivers and barriers that shape the transition process between a linear and a circular model, and to define under which conditions is this transition beneficial. First, Camille described the methodology used in this study, and then took the example of the circular case 3 in Slovenia.
She finally presented key determinants that ease transition between linear and circular models. These determinants include: The knowledge of the different businesses:
- Established business partnerships
- Geographical proximity
- Involvement of a waste manager or an R&D partner
- Using “Low-hanging fruits” processes as starting point
- A top-management open to new practices
- Sustainability as one of the partners’ value