Circular economy: from project to action


This book will help you to better understand the challenges of the circular economy, to consider scenarios for action, but also to discover the degree of progress made in other sectors than your own, such as the construction or waste sector.
Finding the path to truly sustainable growth is a challenge. Bureau Veritas can help you on the subject of the circular economy by sharing concrete examples of implementation at Michelin or L’Oréal and by clarifying the different normative frameworks.
Our teams are on the ground to find solutions and support this change in production model, in partnership with associations (such as the Booster du réemploi or Circolab) that boost thinking on this subject.


The notion of the circular economy is now an unavoidable challenge for all organisations. There are two reasons for this. Firstly, the climate emergency, the consequences of which we have unfortunately had the opportunity to measure again in recent months through violent natural disasters (floods, heat waves, etc.). But also by the ever more ambitious evolution of environmental regulations and policies. In France, the anti-waste law of February 2020 will, for example, impose a diagnosis of waste products and materials (PMD) from 2022 onwards before any demolition or major renovation project of a building. At the same time, the Climate and Resilience Law – definitively voted in July 2021 – aims to reduce household waste by promoting, for example, bulk sales and deposits for our everyday products.

Finally, the France Relance plan launched by the French government in response to the consequences of the health crisis, dedicates nearly 30 billion euros to the ecological transition.
Faced with the urgency of the moment, the objective is no longer to adapt the practices of organisations but to break with the linear economy model (extract, manufacture, consume, throw away) for a circular economic model in which the production of goods and services would limit, to the maximum, the consumption of resources and the creation of waste.