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

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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