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The Foundation publishes thought-leading insight into the opportunity of a circular economy. Here you can download or buy all of our circular economy books, reports and publications.
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Completing the Picture: How the Circular Economy Tackles Climate Change reveals the need for a fundamental shift in the global approach to cutting emissions.Find out more
Applying circular economy principles at scale in China’s cities could make goods and services more affordable for citizens by 2040 and at the same time make cities more liveable, r...Find out more
We are increasingly surrounded by ever more complex products, from smartphones and computers to wearable devices. Although these devices have become an essential part of life, most...Find out more
Cheap, light, and versatile, plastics are the dominant materials of our modern economy. Their production is expected to double over the next two decades. Yet only 14% of all plasti...Find out more
Fashion is a vibrant industry that employs hundreds of millions, generates significant revenues, and touches almost everyone, everywhere. Since the 20th century, clothing has incre...Find out more
As part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s ongoing research on the circular economy, this paper expands our understanding of the model in the urban context.Find out more
A circular economy has profound consequences for production, employment, education, money, and finance but also induces a shift in public policy and taxation. The economic advantag...Find out more
By embarking on a circular economy transformation, India could create direct economic benefits for businesses and citizens while reducing negative externalities.Find out more
The second book of the series A New Dynamic reflects on the necessity to develop a whole-system approach to re-think our economy.Find out more
With up to 50 billion connected devices predicted by 2020, a pervasive digital transformation is reshaping the economy. Will this ‘fourth industrial revolution’ lead to an accelera...Find out more
Applying circular economy principles to global plastic packaging flows could transform the plastics economy and drastically reduce negative externalities such as leakage into ocean...Find out more
This 20-page executive summary report sets out the organisation's latest insights and analysis on the circular economy. Towards a Circular Economy: Business Rationale for an Accele...Find out more
The circular economy offers business leaders and government a clear opportunity for long-term growth that is less dependent on cheap materials and energy, and which can restore and...Find out more
In a circular economy, growth comes from ‘within’, by increasing the value derived from existing economic structures, products, and materials. This major report quantifies the bene...Find out more
Upward trending, volatile materials and energy prices; difficult credit conditions and the myriad opportunities of the digital revolution are combining to make a circular economy t...Find out more
Business leaders and governments both acknowledge that continued wealth generation requires a new industrial model less dependent on primary energy and materials inputs. Towards...Find out more
The report focuses on fast-moving consumer goods, which currently account for about 60% of total consumer spending, 35% of material inputs into the economy, and 75% of municipal wa...Find out more
Using product case studies and economy-wide analysis, this report details the potential for significant benefits across the EU. It argues that a subset of the EU manufacturing sect...Find out more