Publications

Since the Foundation launched, we have been publishing 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.

Book

The Circular Economy: A Wealth of Flows - 2nd Edition

First published

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 advantage...

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Book

​A New Dynamic 2: Effective systems in a circular economy​

First published

The second book of the series A New Dynamic reflects on the necessity to develop a whole-system approach to re-think our economy.

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Report

Intelligent Assets: Unlocking the circular economy potential

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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...

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Report

The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the future of plastics

First published

Applying circular economy principles to global plastic packaging flows could transform the plastics economy and drastically reduce negative externalities such as leakage into ocean...

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Report

Towards a Circular Economy: Business rationale for an accelerated transition

First published

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...

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Book

The Circular Economy - A Wealth of Flows

First published

Where will prosperity come from in a global economy facing rising consumer demands, environmental challenges, volatile resource prices, and the end of easy credit?Ken Webster argue...

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Report

Delivering the circular economy: a toolkit for policymakers

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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...

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Report

Growth Within: a circular economy vision for a competitive Europe

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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 benef...

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Book

A New Dynamic: effective business in a circular economy

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Upward trending and volatile materials and energy prices, difficult credit conditions and the myriad opportunities of the digital revolution are combining to make a circular econom...

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Report

Towards the Circular Economy Vol. 3: Accelerating the scale-up across global supply chains

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Business leaders and governments alike acknowledge that continued wealth generation requires a new industrial model that is less dependent on primary energy and materials inputs. I...

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Towards the Circular Economy Vol. 2: opportunities for the consumer goods sector

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The report focuses on fast-moving consumer goods, which currently account for about 60 per cent of total consumer spending, 35 per cent of material inputs into the economy, and 75 ...

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Report

Towards the Circular Economy Vol. 1: an economic and business rationale for an accelerated transition

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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...

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