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

Marlborough Community Fridge

Reducing food waste

Wiltshire
  • Excessive consumption
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Biodiversity & Nature

TRAID

Tackling the negative social and environmental impacts of producing, consuming and wasting clothes.

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

Plastic Free Communities

Freeing local communities from avoidable, throwaway plastic.

UK
  • Excessive consumption
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Canterbury Business Improvement District

Supporting local businesses to act more sustainably.

Canterbury
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Cambridge Marketing College  

Educating marketing professionals about sustainability while reducing our carbon footprint.

Cambridge
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Make It Good 

Helping businesses to tell their stories and embrace sustainability.

Cherwell
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Circular Economy

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

Move On Wood Recycling

Selling handcrafted furniture and other reclaimed wood products.

City of Edinburgh
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Baby Basics Dyffryn Clwyd

Supporting new families to help meet the practical and financial needs of caring for a new baby.

Denbighshire
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

fairandfunky

Empowering people to take steps on local sustainability in Yorkshire.

East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Toiletries Amnesty

Working to end hygiene poverty & divert beauty industry waste since 2014.

East Cambridgeshire
  • Excessive consumption
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Yes! Recycling

Recycling complex polymer waste instead of sending to landfill.

Buckinghamshire
  • Excessive consumption
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

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

The Artful Menders

Reducing the amount of clothing sent to landfill by repairing, altering and up-cyling the clothes.

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

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.

Westminster
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
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