Skip to content

Circular economy

The exnovation of linear economy as implied in the transition towards a reuse and sharing economy

Is the linear functioning of current production and consumption modes likely to be destabilized through active exnovation policies or other exnovation forces?


In Brussels, various functional and sharing economy initiatives have developed in the last years. Such initiatives are proposing the use of a good, rather than the selling of the good itself (ex: Cambio/car sharing).

Local authorities support those innovations as ways to promote the rational use of resources and to secure local jobs.

However, those innovations do not seem to replace well-established production and consumption modes (or not yet).

In GOSETE, we seek to address the following research questions:

Do business models and consumption practices based on property and extractivism (rather than on use and circularity) experience some kinds of destabilization? Do public authorities consider proactive measures towards this purpose? 

For more information on the origin of this research worksite: please read the complete dedicated article (in French)

If you are involved in this working area and you want to contribute to GOSETE by sharing your view: please contact us!

The first results of the GOSETE project for this working area

On the 31st of May we hold the workshop "The transition to a circular economy in Brussels under the exnovation perspective: which policies to exit the linear model?". This workshop gathered a serie of Brussels and Belgian actors to explore exnovation policies in three different sectors (construction industry, WEEE, shared mobility). Please find here the report (in French): GOSETE_workshop2_Compte-rendu_VF

Blog articles · Circular economy

Read more

Un chantier sur l’économie circulaire?

Économie circulaire

Press review · Circular economy

Meer dan driekwart industriële bedrijven zet stap naar circulariteit



Dat blijkt uit een benchmarkstudie bij vijftig grote industriële bedrijven, van het Vlaams netwerk van ondernemingen

Le marché de l’occasion explose : quels sont les pièges à éviter?



L’explosion du e-commerce d’occasion, et ses impacts sur l’environnement et sur les acteurs établis de l’économie circulaire

Fiscale hervorming is ontbrekend puzzelstuk voor circulaire economie

Bond Beter Leefmilieu


Op naar een Belgische recyclagemarkt? Een buitenlandse ban van Belgisch plastic afval zou een kans kunnen betekenen voor de ontwikkeling van de Belgische recyclagesector en bijgevolg de circulaire economie

Scientific publications · Circular economy

Read more

Exnovation in the Brussels Capital Region

Regine Feltkamp and Ayana Dootalieva · 02/2021
Tous chantiers
Read more

Carsharing in the Brussels region

Wiegmann, M. et al. · 2020
Économie circulaire
Read more

Intégrer la territorialité pour une économie de la fonctionnalité plus soutenable

Roman, P. et al. · 2020
Économie circulaire

Events · Circular economy

Scroll To Top