Effects

Materials

This group of indicators shows the materials footprint of the (circular) economy.
Raw Material Input (RMI) of the Flemish economy
642.4 million tonnes

Raw Material Input (RMI) of the Flemish economy

The Raw Material Input (RMI) is the material footprint of the Flemish economy: it represents the entire material basis,...
Material footprint of Flemish consumption (RMC)
190.8 million tonnes

Material footprint of Flemish consumption (RMC)

Raw Material Consumption (RMC) is the material footprint of Flemish consumption. This indicator reflects the entire material base, including...

Environment

This group of indicators shows the ecological effects of the (circular) economy: on soil, climate, …
Use of space
29% built-up area

Use of space

This indicator shows how space is used in Flanders and paints a picture of the building density and amount...
Carbon footprint of Flemish consumption
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Carbon footprint of Flemish consumption

The carbon footprint of Flemish consumption includes all greenhouse gas emissions generated globally as a result of the consumption...
Global concentration of emissions
418.53 ppm CO₂

Global concentration of emissions

This indicator measures the concentration of emissions in Flanders and compares it to the international objectives.
Soil contamination and remediation
58% of exploratory surveys completed

Soil contamination and remediation

Soil is contaminated with environmentally hazardous substances such as heavy metals, organic matter and pesticides due to a variety...

Socio-economic

This group of indicators shows the socio-economic effects of the circular economy: jobs, business turnover, business models…
Material productivity
0.43 - 1.47 €/kg

Material productivity

Material productivity is the ratio of gross domestic product to material consumption and expresses the efficiency of this consumption...
Employment in the circular economy
43,261 employees

Employment in the circular economy

This indicator measures the evolution of employment in the circular economy in Flanders. It is therefore about the circular...
Turnover in the circular economy
€ 17.8 billion

Turnover in the circular economy

This indicator measures the evolution of the turnover of circular companies in Flanders.
Turnover of approved reuse centres
€ 74.8 million

Turnover of approved reuse centres

This indicator shows the size of the sector of approved reuse centres in Flanders based on turnover figures.