Based on the fruitful experiences and the steep, collective learning curve of the last few years, the Circular Economy Strategy Luxembourg aims to harness and prioritise the results and recommendations of the extensive previous work realised in the context of the Circular Economy in Luxembourg. The holistic nature of the Circular Economy requires, however, close collaboration and information exchange among the societal key stakeholders throughout the value chain.
- The major public stakeholders for implementing a favorable framework for the Circular Economy, the core purpose of the Luxembourg Circular Economy strategy, are both at the level of the central state, with its ministries, administrations and agencies, and at the municipal level. Information and communication technologies (ICT), Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) as well as education and training are important levers for this framework.
- The non-public sector embraces basically all other societal stakeholders, from a company offering circular products and services in a specific sector down to the individual citizen, who is increasingly contributing to the economy as a ‘prosumer’ rather than a passive consumer (e.g. energy cooperatives or urban gardening). Like the public sector, many associations and organisations formulate and advocate their own interests -- from professional bodies and trade unions to NGOs -- and are therefore important stakeholders for implementing the CE in Luxembourg.
The practical implementation of a circular economy requires a multi-stakeholder approach supported by a favorable public framework, and contributions from businesses, municipalities and citizens.