The indicator measures the total employment in Material Providers sectors. In a Circular Economy, Material Providers represent mainly the biological cycles but also those essential services that reintroduce wastes as a resource into existing value chains. Simply put, Material Providers form the basic input-side by providing materials and renewable energy for a Circular Economy that are comprised of renewable and recycled materials. Illustrative examples are the market segments forestry, sustainable agriculture and renewable energy along with the production of high-quality secondary raw materials from wastes, that is the collection and recycling services.
Theme(s): Labour Market - Territorial Structure - Territorial Structures and Land Use