The city of Basel is championing the transition towards a circular economy. Through the Circular Cities Switzerland project, Circle Economy and ecos, guided municipal officials and local businesses through a Circle City Scan process to create a strong narrative for cities to engage in the circular economy, by demonstrating economic and commercial feasibility, as well as clear social and environmental benefits. The project has been supported by the MAVA Foundation.
The collaborative Circle City Scan process has highlighted the potential to promote circularity in Basel, such as developing a digital marketplace for secondary construction materials to boost local value creation through material cycling, catalysing circular innovations through establishing a circular living lab in a neighbourhood, as well as reducing plastic waste through reusable food container scheme, among other initiatives.
The documents below present the methodology, results and conclusions of each phase of the Circle City Scan process.