A social enterprise, organised as a cooperative, we accelerate the transition to circularity through on the ground, action focused, development of practical and scalable solutions and international campaigns, communications, and engagement, focused on spreading the circular message.

Our mission

Our mission is to accelerate the practical and scalable implementation of the circular economy


Circularity has a key part to play not only in dramatically reducing our footprint but also in shaping a visionary and practical future for our planet. It is about becoming inspired by the biological processes of nature while retaining value at the heart of every design, manufacturing, and consumer decision – from renewable energy and remanufacturing of used parts, to the ability for reuse designed into everything we consume.

We have witnessed an increased interest in the circular economy, at the political, social and commercial levels, as a possible solution for the world’s biggest problems. The challenge, of course, is implementation at a practical and scalable level.

Our tools and programs are designed to facilitate decision making and action plans for businesses and governments in a wide range of sectors. Alongside our powerful network of members, strategic partners, sponsors and donors we seek to inspire the hearts and minds of the mainstream, from cities and corporations to entrepreneurs and innovators.

We strive to create the conditions for disruption, innovation, and opportunity based on a logical and practical foundation.

Read more about our latest achievements in our 2017 Impact Report

Our team

Our sponsors

Circle Economy would not be able to achieve the impact we do without the generous backing of our sponsors and donors. We thank them for their support of our mission by providing us with the ability to conduct innovative research, identify partners, and lay a strong foundation for a number of our initiatives. They have enabled the organisation to grow, mature and launch many of our most exciting and game changing projects. Their support allows us to take the necessary steps in making the circular economy a reality. To find out more about how we work with our sponsors and Stichting Circle Economy please click here.


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