What is a Circular Bioeconomy?
A circular bioeconomy relies on healthy, biodiverse and resilient ecosystems.
It aims to provide sustainable wellbeing through the provision of ecosystem services and the sustainable management of biological resources (plants, animals, micro-organisms and derived biomass, including organic waste). These are transformed in a circular manner into food, feed, energy and biomaterials – within the ecological boundaries of the ecosystems that it relies on.
The circular bioeconomy, which is powered by renewable energy, includes and interlinks holistically the following systems and sectors:
Land and marine ecosystems as well as green infrastructures and the services they provide in cities.
Primary production sectors.
(agriculture, forestry, fisheries, aquaculture and aquaponics).
Economic and industrial sectors relying on biological resources and nature-based solutions.
(food, wood industry, bulk and speciality chemicals, construction, packaging, textiles, pharmaceuticals, bioenergy, and all sectors benefiting from biobased solutions or ecosystem services such as nature tourism or water supply).