The city of Almaty is the first city in Central Asia which completed a metabolic analysis to identify circular economy opportunities. In a metabolic analysis all resource flows are mapped out, tracing materials from their origin to their usage and eventual destination. Data visualisations show how Almaty uses its material resources and assets to satisfy the needs of its citizens for shelter, nutrition and mobility. The selection of the most promising circular economy opportunities recommendations in the report, relied on the suggestions and recommendations of over 100 experts and stakeholders from the city and their reading of the data. Overviews of existing circular economy initiatives in agriculture, construction and industry show that Almaty is already on the road to a circular future.
Nov 01, 2018
Sep 30, 2019
- Jelmer Hoogzaad (Shifting Paradigms); Zulfira Zikrina, Faima Urazayeva, Natalya Vinnikova (CSCP); Matthew Fraser, Annerieke Douma, Nicolas Raspail, Alexandru Grigoras, Inge ter Laak (Circle Economy); Eric Frijters, Duong Bui, Katja Banovic (Fabrications)
- Shifting Paradigms