Circular economy introduction
A circular economy eliminates waste, circulates products and materials, and regenerates nature.
We are a non-profit organisation that creates evidence-based original research on the benefits of a , and how it can contribute to solving global challenges like climate change and biodiversity loss. As an NGO, we explore the opportunities across stakeholders and sectors, and highlight examples of how circular economy principles are being put into practice today.
To achieve the transition to a circular economy, we need to engage all parts of the system. This is why we work with businesses, international institutions, governments, cities, universities, non-governmental organisations, innovators, and many others.
We create resources, publications and tools that help set effective policies, find new ways to do business and design better products.
Our Network brings together industry leading corporations, emerging innovators, affiliate networks, government authorities, regions, cities and more. The goal is to build circular economy capacity, address common barriers to progress, understand the necessary enabling conditions, and pilot circular economy practices.
Members of our Network can:
have open discussions with counterparts they’d never normally speak to, including competitors and emerging innovators
share experiences and learn from others who are trying to implement the circular economy
stretch their thinking and push their innovation further and faster
raise their level of ambition by understanding more clearly what's possible, what the opportunities are, and what others are doing
To tackle some of our biggest global challenges like climate change and biodiversity loss, we’ll need to create a systemic shift in the way we produce and use products and food, across sectors and industries at a large scale.
To demonstrate what’s possible, we’ve concentrated our work on areas where shifting to a circular economy can have the biggest impact. We currently focus on: