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

Ruthin Friends of the Earth

Working together to reduce plastic use in Ruthin and to build a resilient community.

Denbighshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Little Lounge Community Pantry

Reducing food waste and redistributing surplus food into the community.

Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • Food security & supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Pontypridd Green Week

Inspiring the community to take action to tackle climate change.

Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Biodiversity & Nature

Transition Bro Gwaun

Setting up practical projects that the community wants and the natural environment needs.

Pembrokeshire
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

Furniture Revival

Minimising waste from landfill and providing affordable second-hand furniture to low-income homes.

Caerphilly
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Industrial Hemp

Researching how industrial hemp can reduce carbon levels and offer sustainable materials.

Ceredigion
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Food security & supply
  • Circular Economy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Land Use, Food & Agriculture

The Hive

Supporting the local circular economy and meeting the needs of local families.

Powys
  • Excessive consumption
  • Greater fairness
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy
  • Finance

Climate Shops in Lampeter and Aberystwyth

Creating a new way of shopping that doesn’t harm the natural world.

Ceredigion
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Biodiversity & Nature

reSource Denbighshire

Creating connected communities and providing sustainable activities.

Denbighshire
  • Excessive consumption
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Circular Economy

Mole Valley Climate Hub

Spreading awareness and engaging the local community on carbon reduction.

Mole Valley
  • Air pollution
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Transport

Salisbury Transition City

To be a catalyst for positive change, and create a better more sustainable Salisbury.

Wiltshire
  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Circular Economy

Spotless Garments

Providing sustainable low-carbon laundry services through wide-reaching initiatives and technology.

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