To ensure access to resources, we must ensure that products in circulation have the highest possible quality and retained value. The results of circular economy are: secure access to materials, new jobs, increased value creation and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
SINTEF has conducted a study for Enova in which we measured the effect of twelve circular economic strategies on greenhouse gas emissions. We estimate that between 6 - 10 Mt CO2 of total Norwegian emissions can be saved through the selected circular strategies analysed in this report alone, and with the possibility of further savings if Norway adopts a complete and comprehensive national circular economic model. Circular economy will also be a critical in building the anticipated infrastructure in a low-emission society, such as solar, wind and hydrogen energy.