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 (3) circular economy, recycling and waste management (3) circular economy, recycling and waste management
  
-=== Efficient use of non-energy resources ​===+**Efficient use of non-energy resources**
  
 First, the Alpine economy rests largely on raw materials from other regions. This brings about an impact on the places where these resources are produced. The authors of the report claim that less import could have positive impact inside and outside the Alpine region, such as: reduced environmental pressure, lower material purchasing costs, competitiveness and possibilities for innovation. The change into new requires an increase in resource productivity and an absolute reduction of material input. First, the Alpine economy rests largely on raw materials from other regions. This brings about an impact on the places where these resources are produced. The authors of the report claim that less import could have positive impact inside and outside the Alpine region, such as: reduced environmental pressure, lower material purchasing costs, competitiveness and possibilities for innovation. The change into new requires an increase in resource productivity and an absolute reduction of material input.
  
-=== Land use changes ​===+**Land use changes**
  
 Concurrently,​ development of industry and real estate have also a high impact on resources, bringing about air and water pollution, and soil sealing, while making large portions of land pollute the air, water and make the soil permanently unusable in other purposes. Concurrently,​ development of industry and real estate have also a high impact on resources, bringing about air and water pollution, and soil sealing, while making large portions of land pollute the air, water and make the soil permanently unusable in other purposes.
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 This poses a problem especially in the Alps, where accessible grounds are much more limited than in the lowlands and population density is often comparable with the one of larger urban conglomerations in the lowlands. This poses a problem especially in the Alps, where accessible grounds are much more limited than in the lowlands and population density is often comparable with the one of larger urban conglomerations in the lowlands.
  
-=== Circular economy, recycling and waste management ​===+**Circular economy, recycling and waste management**
  
 Unlike a linear economy that follows a make-dispose model, in a circular economy, resource inputs and waste are minimised by maintaining closed loops of reuse and recycling. However, the effects of a circular economy reach beyond the reuse and recycling of waste; they also support a reconsideration of production and consumption patterns which can foster both technological,​ organisational and social innovations. This brings about opportunities for new forms of product design, community cooperation and business models for the Alps. Unlike a linear economy that follows a make-dispose model, in a circular economy, resource inputs and waste are minimised by maintaining closed loops of reuse and recycling. However, the effects of a circular economy reach beyond the reuse and recycling of waste; they also support a reconsideration of production and consumption patterns which can foster both technological,​ organisational and social innovations. This brings about opportunities for new forms of product design, community cooperation and business models for the Alps.
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