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

    Read the 'Linear Risks' essay
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    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!
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    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

  • ‘Linear Risks’ – How business as usual is a threat to companies and investors

    June 06, 2018

    Today Circle Economy, PGGM, KPMG, WBCSD, and EBRD co-launch the ‘Linear Risks’ essay that demonstrates the real business threats linear economic business practices are creating. These include risks associated with the use of scarce and non-renewable resources; prioritization and sales of products produced with virgin resources; the failure to collaborate; and failing to innovate or adapt. These are all factors that will negatively impact the ability of organizations to continue business as usual. “Linear risks are real. A

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  • Circle Lab, biggest global open access innovation platform for the circular economy, launches 1.000 new case studies

    May 23, 2018

    Circle Lab invites the global community to tackle humanity’s biggest challenges with circular solutions by applying the most up-to-date knowledge on the circular economy   After a successful launch in March 2018, Circle Lab introduces a new product feature today: the world’s biggest circular economy database, openly accessible and searchable for everyone. This is the result of a joint effort with many partners, geared towards making the best knowledge on the circular economy available to

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  • Glasgow leads the circular events challenge

    May 01, 2018

    Three circular solutions – developed by over 60 people from 13 countries across the world – are set to help transform Glasgow’s thriving events industry. Circular Glasgow, a joint initiative from Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and Zero Waste Scotland has announced the winning solutions to the first challenge hosted on Circle Lab. Also partnered by Scottish Event Campus and the Glasgow Convention Bureau and Major Events team at Glasgow Life, the challenge asked citizens and

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  • Let’s create an economy that works for everybody

    April 26, 2018

    The World is only 9% Circular by Harald Friedl With over 90% of the raw materials used globally not cycled back into the economy, our planet is left with a massive strain on its natural resources and climate that needs to be urgently relieved. What has got us where we are today, in every sense, is the linear economy. Over decades, even centuries, since the boom of the Industrial Revolution, it has delivered tremendous living standards,

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