Business in Circulation – Report on the situation of the circular economy in Hungary

In the summer of 2019, the Circular Economy Platform, with the professional lead of the Hungarian Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSDH) and Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd. for Applied Research, conducted a survey of the domestic potential of the circular economy. The aim of the research was to identify the most important challenges and to map the business solutions that have already been implemented.
Nearly 90 organizations participated in the survey, 84% of which are in the corporate sector, while most of them (60%) are small and medium-sized enterprises.
Most respondents know about the concept of the circular economy.
Most indicated that selective waste collection is a pre-existing activity that they undertake related to the circular economy. However, the circular economy cannot be reduced to the complex issue of waste management as the transition from the current linear economic model to a circular economy is not only a problem that concerns waste prevention and the environmentally friendly management of waste.