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

Crest

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

  • Consumerism
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Edinburgh Tool Library

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

  • Air pollution
  • Consumerism
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

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.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • 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

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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