Leuven aims to be among the frontrunners of the circular economy, and one way to do that is by embracing the European Green Deal, adopted by the EU in early 2020, in their future plans.
Leuven is full of positive initiatives already, and they want to build on them. The City aims to reduce its raw material consumption by every means available. Businesses finding smarter ways to use materials, innovative ways to build, sustainable clothing initiatives, offering services instead of products... Leuven considers the possibilities are endless if they move to a circular policy.
But reducing material consumption and being more mindful of the limits of the planet is a challenge that calls for no short measure of creativity and cooperation. Leuven is ideally placed, with its university, its host of innovative businesses, its strong social economy and its army of active citizens, to push hard for that circular future.