• Our World is Still Only 9% Circular

    Governments and Businesses are failing to recognise the potential of the circular economy


    It's time to wake up! Read more
  • Beyond Next, the Circularity Festival, Feb 7+8 in Amsterdam

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  • ‘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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  • 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

  • Limburg Energy Fund joins Circle Economy

    February 19, 2019

    The Limburg Energy Fund (“LEF”), a regional investment fund established by the Province of Limburg, is the first of its kind to join Circle Economy’s membership community. LEF has a mandate to support sustainability in or for Limburg. The fund has received €90 mln from the Province of Limburg and the European Investment Bank. It provides subordinated and senior debt, and equity financing, to projects that contribute to CO2 reduction, renewable energy, energy efficiency, resource

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  • Our world is still only 9% circular…

    January 23, 2019

    Its time to wake up to the opportunities of the circular economy. In the 12 months since we launched our first Circularity Gap Report, resource extraction and greenhouse gas emissions have continued to increase. Key indications confirm that the problems of the linear economy are engrained in our global system. We are headed in the wrong direction. Today we have launched the second annual Circularity Gap Report in which we position the circular economy as

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  • New financing needed to accelerate circular built environment

    January 16, 2019

    The ‘Building Value’ report launched today demonstrates the radical potential in the built environment to accelerate the circular economy. The industry should re-think how to calculate value in buildings and how to finance them.   This report identifies key reforms to current methods of valuation and financing to stimulate circular construction. An alternative pathway is mapped from a case study of the Fridtjof Nansenhof social housing project in Amsterdam, due for redevelopment in 2020. Download

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  • Now Open for Contributions: the Beyond Next 2019 Challenges

    December 24, 2018

    Interested in winning a free trip to Amsterdam and attend Beyond Next, including travel and accommodation? Interested in contributing to a circular economy with your research and ideas? Well read on, because we have partnered with Amsterdam Fashion Institute, ABN AMRO, Gemeente Amsterdam and HEMA to run challenges to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. You can now submit existing research, facts and figures, inspirational examples, and other key insights related to these challenges.

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