Η συμβολή της κυκλικής οικονομίας στην οικονομική μεγέθυνση της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης
KeywordsΚυκλική οικονομία ; Οικονομική μεγέθυνση ; Οικονομική ανάπτυξη ; Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση ; Στρατηγικές ; Σχέδια δράσης ; Δείκτες κυκλικής οικονομίας ; Ευρωπαϊκή Κοινότητα ; Ευρωπαϊκή Στατιστική Υπηρεσία
In recent years, the negative effects of the linear economy have increasingly manifested themselves in the degradation of the environment and the instability of the global economy, portending an uncertain future. The emergence of the circular economy and its beneficial effects on the environment, society and economy have made it the most ideal solution to this huge challenge facing humanity and make its adoption by the global economy imperative. This paper focuses its interest on the countries of the European Union and examines the contribution of the circular economy to the economic growth of the specific countries. In recent years, the European Union has made great progress in the adoption and study of circularity and is considered a pioneer in the development of the circular economy. Analyzing the policies applied by the European Community as well as their adoption on the national strategies of its member states, we conclude that a steady path of transition from the finite linear economy to circularity has been drawn, opening new opportunities for innovation and competitiveness and creating the infrastructure for long-term economic prosperity. In this work, the statistical program stata has been used, with the help of which, the effect of specific circular economy indicators on the Gross Domestic Product of the countries of the European Union has been studied. The indicators used were taken from the database of the Statistics Agency of the European Union (Eurostat databank) and refer to the last fifteen years up to 2019. The results of the regression and the correlation graphs of the variables used are examined.