BSR Policy Briefing 2/2022: The circular economy in St. Petersburg
The BSR Policy Briefing series by Centrum Balticum Foundation:
The circular economy in St. Petersburg
By Yury Nurulin, Olga Kalchenko and Inga Skvortsova
In Russia, the term ‘circular economy’ appeared relatively recently and most often a circular economy means a waste recycling system. Circular economy is a socio-technical system, which contains technical, economic and social subsystems. St. Petersburg is a city of federal significance, which ranks second in Russia after Moscow in terms of population. The population is more than five million people. Circular economy stakeholders on a federal and regional levels, networks and associates in circular economy are presented. Big international events in circular economy and related topics in St. Petersburg are reviewed. Legislative framework, four cases and international projects in the field of circular economy and related topics in St. Petersburg are analysed. Policy recommendations are made. The importance of international cooperation programmes can act as instruments to support emerging innovation business in the field of circular economy, increases substantially. Significant attention should be paid to the social subsystem of the circular economy.
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In the BSR Policy Briefing series experts of different fields give recommendations to policy makers in issues regarding the Baltic Sea region. Baltic Rim Economies is published in collaboration with the Pan-European Institute of Turku School of Economics.