On 8 May, experts and aspiring experts gathered to discuss the circular economy (CE) at the NBN's Open Door Event.
Attendees gained a deeper understanding of standards, standards development and standards committees within the domain of circular economy.
1. ISO/TC 323 is the international technical committee on circular economy. The committee consists of five working groups.
2. NBN/I323 is the Belgian circular economy standards committee. It currently consists of 27 members from different sectors, including universities, private companies, consultants, federations, and research centres.
The scope of these committees is to develop standards in the field of circular economy. This means creating frameworks, guidelines, tools and requirements to maximise their contribution to sustainable development.
Each member of the Belgian committee closely follows progress at the ISO level, may participate in the drafting of draft standards, and may vote or comment on these drafts.
ISO/TC 323 is currently working on six standards around CE. The most important are:
1. ISO 59004: Terminology, principles and guidelines for implementation
Key terminology, CE principles and regulations. For any organisation, of any size, in any industry, in any location.
2. ISO 59010: Guidance on the transition of business models and value networks
The standard for organisations that want to move from a linear to a circular business model. For any organisation, of any size, in any sector, in any location.
3. ISO 59020: Measuring and assessing circularity.
The framework to measure and assess circularity (principles, purpose and scope, calculation of circularity indicators, assessment of circularity, etc.) For any organisation, of any size, in any sector, in any location.
The three other standards are:
4. ISO/TR 59031: Performance-based approach – Analysis of case studies
5. ISO 59040: Product Circularity Data Sheet
6. ISO/TR 59032: Review of business model implementation
Together with another technical committee, ISO/TC 323 is also developing the following standard:
The individuals who sit on Belgian standards committees are called 'experts'.
Participating in standards development is always to your advantage:
Would you like to immerse yourself in the standardisation process as an expert? Then sign up for one of our standards committees and help us develop new standards based on your practical experience.
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