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

Charity Super.Mkt

Minimising waste from fashion, whilst helping charities do good.

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

The Woodshop of Recycled Delights

Reducing timber waste, greening the city & building carpentry skills, confidence & garden furniture.

Hackney
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Built Environment

Surplus to Supper

Bridging the gap between food waste and food poverty locally.

Hillingdon
  • Food security & supply
  • Greater fairness
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

New-U

Tackling fast fashion and unemployment through a clothes swapping boutique.

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

Share and Repair

Helping local people and communities reduce carbon, waste and landfill.

Bath and North East Somerset
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Greater fairness
  • Circular Economy

A Good Thing CIC

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

UK
  • Excessive consumption
  • Greater fairness
  • 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.

Civic Revolution: Trailer

A short three-part audiobook about the clash between our culture and wellbeing; and the power of community to resolve this conflict. Based on the book Civic Revolution and narrated by its author.

All circular economy initiatives

Net Zero Now

Giving people tools and confidence to take action in their community.

South Cambridgeshire
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy
  • Transport

SHRUB Zero Waste Hub

Empowering people to live a low carbon life, without waste.

City of Edinburgh
  • Excessive consumption
  • Food security & supply
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

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

TreOffice Sustainable Printing Solutions

Reducing power consumption and minimising waste.

Ashford
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Hungerford Environmental Action Team

Reducing carbon production and driving sustainable local initiatives across Hungerford.

West Berkshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Built Environment
  • Transport

Circular Yorkshire

Creating a green, circular economy through a Local Enterprise Partnership.

Ryedale
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Zero Waste Derry & Strabane

Reducing waste by implementing a Zero Waste circular economy strategy.

Derry City and Strabane
  • Food security & supply
  • Greater fairness
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Three Rivers Record Level Recycling

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

Three Rivers
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
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