• ‘Linear Risks’: Business as usual is a threat to companies and investors

    Read the 'Linear Risks' essay
  • News

    Crowdsourcing Circular Solutions for Humanity’s Biggest Challenges

    Circle Economy launches Circle Lab, an online platform that aims to mobilise a global community of

    cities, businesses, and citizens to solve universal challenges with circular solutions.

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  • Our World is Only 9% Circular

    How the linear economy is failing people and the planet and what we can do to close the global circularity gap. 


    Learn more about the key levers to close the circularity gap for good!
  • NEWS

    Five Ways the Circular Economy Can Help Mitigate Climate Change

    Current climate solutions can deliver only part of the reductions needed to limit worldwide temperature rises to no more than 1.5C.

    Here are five ways the implementation of the circular economy can help close the gap.

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Latest News

  • How Blockchain can advance the circular economy

    November 08, 2018

    There is an abundance of theoretical knowledge on the advantages of new disruptive emerging technologies such as blockchain, but it is much harder to prove the actual benefits in practice. In the next 3 – 6 months, a consortium made up of Circle Economy, Sustainable Finance Lab, Nederland Circulair!, Rabobank, Bundles, Allen & Overy, ING and De Lage Landen are bringing together enabling knowledge, technology and experts to test the possibilities of Blockchain for circular

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  • Evaluating 70+ projects that are accelerating Amsterdam’s circular economy

    October 18, 2018

    AMSTERDAM, 17 October 2018 – Today the City of Amsterdam, Circle Economy and Copper8 launch ‘Amsterdam Circular: evaluation and action perspectives’ a comprehensive consolidation of insights from the practical implementation of 70+ circular projects in the circular City of Amsterdam and is validated by 100+ local businesses. The in-depth insights of the full report span eight municipal instruments applied over five value chains and offers practical action perspectives for cities to effectively accelerate their transition

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  • “While the why of circularity is understood, the how is still largely unknown”

    October 11, 2018

    When it comes to circularity, it seems we need to go back to school as an entire industry – hundreds of apparel brand and textiles businesses worldwide are striving to adopt the circular economy but many lack the know-how to assess their current state and to measure progress, have limited knowledge and understanding of best practices and circular strategies and struggle to establish the right partnerships in order to move from intent to action. In

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  • A Practical Approach to Circular Buildings

    October 09, 2018

    A new strategic framework has been developed through a collaboration with the Dutch Green Building Society (DGBC), Metabolic, SGS Search and Circle Economy that defines circular buildings. It describes indicators that could be included in the sustainable certificate BREEAM-NL to better evaluate circular buildings. The frameworks are detailed in the report ‘A Framework for Circular Buildings: Indicators for possible inclusion in BREEAM’. “Scaling is what we need right now to make the built environment circular. This

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