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

School Uniform Re-Use

Providing quality pre-loved school uniforms to reduce waste and environmental impact.

Antrim and Newtownabbey
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Finance

Reuse360 Hub

Diverting quality items out of the waste stream and into the homes of people in need in Lancashire.

Burnley
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Finance

Chesterfield Repair Café

Helping local residents repair household items to upskill and reduce landfill.

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

Local Authority Low Carbon Procurement

Providing practical toolkits for procurement teams to embed low carbon into LA buying decisions.

Craven
  • Carbon emissions
  • Food security & supply
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Built Environment
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

The Isle of Harris Distillery Launches: The Refill Project

Addressing the demand from customers to keep their glass Harris Gin bottle topped up.

UK
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Stone 360 App

Providing organisations a simple way to recycle redundant tech, ensuring zero goes to landfill.

Birmingham
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • 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.

All circular economy initiatives

Love Not Landfill

Changing how young Londoners buy, care for and dispose of clothes.

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

Crest

Unlocking people’s potential through inclusion, innovation and enterprise, to benefit our community.

Conwy
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Edinburgh Tool Library

Borrowing from thousands of tools and learning how to use them.

City of Edinburgh
  • Air pollution
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Botley Community Larder

Using surplus food to combat waste and bring the community together.

Oxford
  • Food security & supply
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

PramDepot

Passing on pre-loved baby clothes and equipment to vulnerable new mums.

Haringey
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

New 2 You

Turning unwanted furniture items into stylish new pieces and creating new employment opportunities.

Derry City and Strabane
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

RecycLine

Recycling spectacles for organisations within the optical and wider recycling sectors.

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

The TOY Project

Collecting used and new toys to give to children who need them.

Islington
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

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

Renew Wales / Adfywio Cymru

Helping communities across Wales take action on climate change.

Cardiff
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Food security & supply
  • Greater fairness
  • Circular Economy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Energy

fairandfunky

Empowering people to take steps on local sustainability in Yorkshire.

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