Circular Economy

Renewable, recyclable or biodegradable inputs for production; recovering resources and materials from end-of-life products; extending product lifecycles by reusing, repairing and reselling; sharing platforms for collective usage; product-as-a-service models, and more…

Your latest circular economy stories

A Good Thing CIC

Making it easy for businesses to donate unwanted items to local charities.

UK
  • Excessive consumption
  • Greater fairness
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Renew Hub

Bringing reuse on an industrial scale to Greater Manchester, leading towards a circular economy.

Manchester
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Built Environment

4GOOD

Empowering event organisers to do more good and have a positive impact.

City of London
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy
  • Finance

Elvis & Kresse

Changing perceptions and norms around waste, luxury & business.

Swale
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Edinburgh Remakery

Creating a culture of repair, re-use and sustainable, waste-free living.

City of Edinburgh
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Fylde Resilience Community Project

Increasing connectivity between private, public and 3rd sectors to deliver local Climate Action Plan

Blackpool
  • Excessive consumption
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Circular Economy
  • Built Environment
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Think big locally

Why Circular Economy?

Companies can redesign how they operate by reducing materials, waste and pollution upfront during design and development; finding innovative ways of extending the useful life of components and materials; and offering services instead of selling products. Communities and residents grow circular economies naturally by relentlessly reusing, repairing and recycling. A circular economy is a boon for new, secure jobs: put simply, keeping our stuff for longer means keeping more jobs in the local economy.

Fixing Our Throwaway Economy

Hear how The Fixing Factory is reducing electronic waste whilst tackling digital inequality and climate change, and training the ‘fixers of the future’.

All circular economy initiatives

Glasgow Wood Recycling

Reducing the amount of wood needlessly going to landfill.

Glasgow City
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Darkwood Crew

Helping Ferguslie flourish as a community by boosting the local circular economy in different ways.

Renfrewshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Food security & supply
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Shrewsbury Food Hub

Collecting surplus food from supermarkets and redistributing it within the community.

Shropshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Food security & supply
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

CropDrop

Linking allotments and food projects within the same area to help strengthen communities.

Bath and North East Somerset
  • Food security & supply
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Circular Economy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Plastic Shed

Bringing people together in Stockport to turn plastic waste into new, useful things.

Stockport
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Upcycle Fashion

Delivering garment repair and upcycling workshops to increase the longevity of clothing.

Kirklees
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

The Ink Bin

Saving home use plastic and leakage entering landfill whilst educating youngsters on climate issues.

Colchester
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Highland Galvanizers

Increasing the lifespan of motorway crash barriers through re-use and refurbishment.

East Lothian
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Transport

Reuse Shop by Bristol Waste

Providing household items to residents by diverting good quality items from the waste stream.

Bristol
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Zero Waste Leeds

Building a movement to help make Leeds a zero waste city by 2030.

Leeds
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Library of Things

Creating places in the community where you borrow instead of buy items and learn how to use them.

Barking and Dagenham
  • Excessive consumption
  • Greater fairness
  • Circular Economy
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