Circular economy

Business in the Community (BITC) is accelerating the transition to a circular economy and improving resource productivity.

According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation a circular economy aims to redefine growth, focusing on positive society-wide benefits. It entails gradually decoupling economic activity from the consumption of finite resources, and designing waste out of the system. Underpinned by a transition to renewable energy sources, the circular model builds economic, natural, and social capital.

As part of BITC’s work on the circular economy and resource productivity our Circular Office Initiative brings businesses together to learn, share, and try new ideas to bring the circular economy to life in their offices. It is about changing how we design, use and operate to eliminate waste and create more efficient, resilient spaces. These spaces will contribute to the long term sustainability of businesses and the wider economy and the positive wellbeing of occupants.

Find out more about the Business in the Community focus on the environment.

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Circular Workwear Roundtable

This roundtable will help businesses to think about what to do with the 16,000 tonnes of workwear that is bought and wasted in the UK every year.

Building Back Circular: Low Carbon Workplaces

During this webinar we will launch a new guide to help businesses reduce waste and carbon impacts of office reconfigurations, downsizing and relocations driven by COVID-19.