In both Canada and the United States, new companies and technologies are changing the world as we know it, faster than ever before.

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works with these cutting-edge companies to design circularity into their business models, and to discover how they can enable the transition to a circular economy.

Collaborating with city governments helps to understand how the circular economy can be implemented in dynamic and diverse urban environments, and how citizens, the environment, and the economy will benefit.


As a Global Partner, we're enthusiastic about the opportunity to work with like-minded organisations and accelerate new business models that help us create closed-loop product on the path toward a circular economy.

Hannah Jones - CSO of Nike

North America activities

Cities and the Circular Economy for Food

Mobilising new approaches to accelerate the transition to a circular economy for...

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CE100

The Circular Economy 100 is a pre-competitive innovation programme...

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Circular Cities

We offer thought leadership and knowledge exchange for pioneering cities embeddi...

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North American Partners

Google

Google

Business has a key role to play in moving from a global economy based upon ‘take-make-dispose’ to one based on designing waste out of systems...

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Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix is on the forefront of the sustainable cities movement in the United States. In 2013, the city launched Reimagine Phoenix, a sustainability initiative with a goal of increasing Phoenix’s waste diversion...

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Nike

Nike

At the heart of the shift to a circular economy lies innovation, an attribute which has always been associated with NIKE, Inc...

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Walmart

Walmart

Walmart is committed to achieving zero waste to landfills in its own operations, consistently repurposes and reuses materials throughout the supply chain to create new consumer goods, ranging from tires and pet supplies...

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Creating rich partnerships

We also work with governments, academic institutions and organisations to create rich partnerships capable of deepening our impact at local, regional and national levels. We firmly believe in the power of collaboration to amplify our work, and, with such a far-reaching vision we aim to achieve, we know we cannot do this alone.

Creating rich partnerships

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News & Insights from North America

Case Study

The Plant: Synergistic food production space

The Plant is a collaborative community of food production businesses - all striving to find synergies between each...

Case Study

Yerdle Recommerce: The online platform for scaling reuse

Today, most brands focus on the first sale of an item. In other words: they miss out on big opportunities to capture...

News

AB InBev joins the Foundation's growing Circular Economy 100 network

Publication

Cities in the circular economy: An initial exploration

This paper outlines some of the challenges cities are facing in today’s linear economy, explores the alternative...

Publication

Circular Consumer Electronics: An initial exploration

We are increasingly surrounded by ever more complex products, from smartphones and computers to wearable devices...

Resource

A circular economy is restorative and regenerative by design, explore the circular economy concept