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

Botley Community Larder

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

  • Food supply
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

PramDepot

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

  • Consumerism
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

New 2 You

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

  • Consumerism
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

RecycLine

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

  • Consumerism
  • Depleted resources
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

The TOY Project

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

  • Consumerism
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Move On Wood Recycling

Selling handcrafted furniture and other reclaimed wood products.

  • Consumerism
  • 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

Ground Delivery

Reducing plastic and food waste by delivering zero waste groceries.

  • Food supply
  • Consumerism
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Transport

Darkwood Crew

Helping Ferguslie flourish as a community by boosting the local circular economy in different ways.

  • Food supply
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Shrewsbury Food Hub

Collecting surplus food from supermarkets and redistributing it within the community.

  • Food supply
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy
  • Land Use

The Artful Menders

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

  • Carbon emissions
  • Consumerism
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

CropDrop

Linking allotments and food projects within the same area to help strengthen communities.

  • Food supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Greater fairness
  • Circular Economy
  • Nature
  • Land Use

Plastic Shed

Bringing people together in Stockport to turn plastic waste into new, useful things.

  • Consumerism
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Upcycle Fashion

Delivering garment repair and upcycling workshops to increase the longevity of clothing.

  • Consumerism
  • Depleted resources
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

The Ink Bin

Saving home use plastic and leakage entering landfill whilst educating youngsters on climate issues.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Highland Galvanizers

Increasing the lifespan of motorway crash barriers through re-use and refurbishment.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Transport

Reuse Shop by Bristol Waste

Providing household items to residents by diverting good quality items from the waste stream.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Consumerism
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Zero Waste Leeds

Building a movement to help make Leeds a zero waste city by 2030.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Consumerism
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Library of Things

Creating places in the community where you borrow instead of buy items and learn how to use them.

  • Consumerism
  • Depleted resources
  • Greater fairness
  • Circular Economy
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