Reduce your impact on nature

The way we produce and consume has a massive impact on our planet. We need radical change to protect and restore the health of the natural systems that support all life on Earth.

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A deep dive into the relationship between the circular economy and nature

Check out this report The Nature Imperative, How the circular economy tackles biodiversity loss from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation for more information on how nature regeneration fits into the circular economy. 

Highlights of the report include: 

  • The main underlying cause of our biodiversity crisis is our highly extractive, wasteful and polluting economy.

  • The extraction and processing of natural resources accounts for 90% of biodiversity loss and water stress.

  • In a circular economy, the need for virgin resources is dramatically reduced since they are kept in use longer, more productively managed and are not wasted.

  • Shifting to a circular economy helps to address the five key drivers of biodiversity loss: land and sea use change, overexploitation, climate change, pollution and invasive alien species.

SBN's programme on designing out waste

We provide practical tools and resources to help your business integrate circular economy thinking and design out waste.

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