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

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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

  • “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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  • Amsterdam’s pioneering journey to become 100% circular by 2050

    September 27, 2018

    In 2015, the City of Amsterdam embarked on their journey to become fully circular by 2050. Three years and over 70 circular projects later, the City shares its experiences with the world inviting other cities to share, learn and join Amsterdam on their circular journey. Fully Circular by 2050 – Learnings shared by a global frontrunner On September 25 2018, the City of Amsterdam and Circle Economy have launched the Circular Journey of Amsterdam, an

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  • Financing for circular construction: towards collaborative value creation

    July 26, 2018

    AMSTERDAM, 26 July 2018 – Experts bundle their knowledge to tackle challenges in the construction sector to finance circular construction. The Community of Practice ‘Financing Circular Construction’ will provide a practical roadmap to design and create a viable and financeable circular residential housing project in Amsterdam. A circular building is designed in a way that it can be entirely disassembled and individual components can be readily repaired, reused or repurposed. In the construction and use

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