Potential for Circular Economy in open economies: Case of Belgium

Theo Geerken

Vito NV

Theo Geerken graduated in 1984 as a civil engineer in applied physics. After 16 years in industrial R&D having different positions within the Research, Development and Engineering Departments, he joined VITO the Flemish Institute for Technological Research in 2000. His core fields of interest are life cycle assessment (LCA), eco-design, cleaner production, sustainability evaluation, environmentally extended input-output modelling and system analysis. The context of his work relates to industrial innovation and public policies like product policy, Green Public Procurement, Circular economy. His experience covers a wide range of sectors/product groups and he has organised several international conferences on subjects related to sustainable production and consumption.  


The European Commission (re-)launched it’s Circular Economy package in December 2015, by publishing 4 legislative proposals on waste and a Communication, including an action plan. This action plan focusses on actions at EU... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Theo Geerken (Vito NV)
  2. Maarten Christis (Vito NV)
  3. Katrien Boonen (Vito NV)

Topic Areas

• Environmentally and socially-extended input-output analysis , • Public policy and governance , • Circular economy


WS-8 » Input-Output analysis and the Circular economy (11:30 - Wednesday, 28th June, Room E)

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