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

Toiletries Amnesty

Sharing unwanted toiletries with those in need, stopping them going to landfill.

East Cambridgeshire
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Yes! Recycling

Recycling complex polymer waste instead of sending to landfill.

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

Glasgow Wood Recycling

Reducing the amount of wood needlessly going to landfill.

Glasgow City
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Darkwood Crew

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

Renfrewshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Food security & supply
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Shrewsbury Food Hub

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

Shropshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Food security & supply
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

The Artful Menders

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

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

CropDrop

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

Bath and North East Somerset
  • Food security & supply
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Circular Economy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Plastic Shed

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

Stockport
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Upcycle Fashion

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

Westminster
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

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
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