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

Three Rivers Record Level Recycling

Improving recycling rates as part of the move towards a local circular economy.

Three Rivers
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Pembrokeshire Share, Repair, Reuse Network

Reducing waste and promoting a culture of reuse and repair.

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

Blaenau Gwent Citizen’s Assembly

Engaging communities on the climate crisis and co-creating solutions.

Blaenau Gwent
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Circular Economy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Built Environment

Durham's Plastics Pledge

Eliminating all unnecessary single-use plastics.

County Durham
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Built Environment

TripTo Car Club

Encouraging people to share cars and drive electric.

Powys
  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Circular Economy
  • Transport

Fixing Factories

Creating a new blueprint of permanent places for community-powered repair.

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

Warp It!

Reducing waste and helping others recycle more at Hywel Dda University Health Board.

Carmarthenshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy
  • Finance

From Discarded Coffee Cups To Designer Decking

Transforming single use coffee cups into waterproof building materials.

Caerphilly
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Sustainable Inhaler Prescribing Programme

Reducing NHS Wales’ carbon footprint by improving the type of inhaler therapy.

Cardiff
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Circular Economy

Parc Adfer Energy Recovery Facility

Transforming non-recylable waste into renewable, low-carbon energy.

Conwy
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy

Green Health Wales

Connecting, learning, and transforming healthcare to improve sustainability in Wales.

Blaenau Gwent
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Reducing Clinical Waste From Hospital Surgeries

Reducing surgical waste through lean hospital theatre set up and greener patient pathways.

Gwynedd
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy
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