Strategies businesses can adopt
Our Directory is based on seven strategies to help businesses go circular. We’ve organised them into a broad hierarchy, from ‘more’ to ‘less’ circular:
Circular economy principles are already transforming waste and recycling. But that's just a small part of the story.
To benefit from the circular economy businesses must apply its principles across as many aspects of their work as possible.
This includes the systems and sectors in which their businesses operate. It also means designing products that retain their highest value and eliminate waste and pollution throughout their existence (from ‘cradle to cradle’).
Redesigning how systems or products are created so they use less resources, last longer, or get a continued life, and eliminate waste compared to standard industry practices.
Sharing and trading existing resources to reduce the need for new materials by providing online platforms and access to secondhand markets and ‘product as a service’ models.
Find out how your business can be part of the circular economy. The Circular Economy Directory is the one-stop shop for businesses looking to design out waste and lower emissions.