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

RE[act] Cafe

Offering city young people a voice in the transition towards a greener city.

Belfast
  • Greater fairness
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Circular Economy

RE[act] Festival Launch

Creating a sustainable Belfast City.

Belfast
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Tech & Innovation
  • Circular Economy
  • Built Environment
  • Transport

Christmas Toy Container

Delivering pre-loved and unwanted toys to families at Christmas time.

Mid and East Antrim
  • Carbon emissions
  • Excessive consumption
  • Greater fairness
  • Circular Economy

Mid & East Antrim Community Fridge Network

Funding and supporting a borough-wide community fridge network.

Mid and East Antrim
  • Excessive consumption
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Water Efficiency Antrim

Reducing water consumption in Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

Mid and East Antrim
  • Excessive consumption
  • Flooding & drought
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Built Environment

True Cost

Raising awareness of environmental damage caused by the global fashion and textiles industry.

Belfast
  • 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.

All circular economy initiatives

Edinburgh Tool Library

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

City of Edinburgh
  • Air pollution
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Botley Community Larder

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

Oxford
  • Food security & supply
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

PramDepot

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

Haringey
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

New 2 You

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

Derry City and Strabane
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

RecycLine

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

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

The TOY Project

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

Islington
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Move On Wood Recycling

Selling handcrafted furniture and other reclaimed wood products.

City of Edinburgh
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Baby Basics Dyffryn Clwyd

Supporting new families to help meet the practical and financial needs of caring for a new baby.

Denbighshire
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Renew Wales / Adfywio Cymru

Helping communities across Wales take action on climate change.

Cardiff
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Food security & supply
  • Greater fairness
  • Circular Economy
  • Biodiversity & Nature
  • Energy

fairandfunky

Empowering people to take steps on local sustainability in Yorkshire.

East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Excessive consumption
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

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
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