Circular Economy Sector - Survey for the work programme 2022-23

COMPLETE THE SURVEY AND HELP DEFINE THE WORK PROGRAMME OF THE CE SECTOR

Dear colleague of the UIC Circular Economy Sector,

As agreed at the 5th Sector Meeting on 12 September 2022, here is the survey that you are warmly invited to complete by 30 November 2022.

This will enable the CE sector to move on with its work programme and ensure it achieves its objectives.

A copy of the purpose of our sector is available for your information below

1. Provide a platform for knowledge exchange across the rail sector to support the transition towards circularity in the railway
2. Provide a link/network to other relevant UIC and external working groups to share knowledge and advise on circularity
3. Mapping out policy and legislation regarding circular economy and providing input and lobbying where necessary
4. Adapt common worldwide accepted language and definition for circularity for the railway sector
5. Apply a worldwide accepted and transparent framework and indicators to measure and monitor the Railway’s circular performance
6. Together set (an ambitious) common goal and define milestones for the railway sector on circularity
7. Share best-practices of circular design and materials use (recycled / rapidly renewable), optimal (re)use of existing products, and high-quality reuse/recycle of materials
8. Share data and knowledge to identify and replace hazardous and non-recyclable material in the rail sector
9. Share data and knowledge to identify opportunities to close the material loop in the rail sector
10. Define and adopt common principles for the implementation of material passports in the railway sector

IMPORTANT

for your convenience and if you think it will take longer than expected for you to complete this survey online, you can copy and paste the various questions in a .docx document and prepare your answers offline before filling the form online.

Think about sumitting your answers!

Feel free to contact us at circular@uic.org

should you need any help.
Thank you for your support!

Your Circular Economy Team

List all external working groups you consider relevant with relation to the activities conducted in your company in the field of circular economy.

As member of the UIC Circular Economy Sector, do you agree to adopt the definition provided by the WBCSD as a commonly accepted definition of circular economy applicable to our business? (for more information see WBCSD definition of circular economy provided below)

If you answered 'No' to the previous question, please explain why, and suggest an alternative definition of circular economy and its source

Circular economy definition by WBCSD

The circular economy is an economic model that is regenerative by design. The goal is to retain the value of the circulating resources, products, parts and materials by creating a system with innovative business models that allow for renewability, long life, optimal (re)use, refurbishment, remanufacturing, recycling and biodegradation.

By applying these principles, organizations can collaborate to design out waste, increase resource productivity and maintain resource use within planetary boundaries.

Note: CTI is in alignment with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation circular economy principles:

  • Design out waste and pollution
  • Keep products and materials in use
  • Regenerate natural systems.

Read more at https://www.wbcsd.org/contentwbc/do...

The CTI Tool has been proposed. After analysis do you think this tool can be used by your company ?

If you answered 'No' the previous question, please indicate why. Suggest any other alternative tool you might wish to use instead

More information on the CTI Tool

The CTI tool is available here www.CTItool.com and uses indicators developed on the basis of the WBCSD definition for Circular inflows and outflows.

This question relates to item (8) of the purpose of the UIC CE sector: Identify hazardous and non-recyclable materials that are in use in the rail sector (hazardous waste definition according to GRI 306-2)

This question relates to Item (3) of the purpose of the CE sector: "Mapping out policy and legislation regarding circular economy and providing input and lobbying where necessary"

This question relates to item (10) of the UIC CE sector: " Define and adopt common principles for the implementation of material passports in the railway sector"

Subquestion relating to item (10) of the UIC CE sector purpose: Define and adopt common principles for the implementation of material passports in the railway sector

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Friday 21 October 2022