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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Why now is the time to rethink procurement

Rob Snaith is a senior consultant and project manager at Ricardo, a global strategic engineering and environmental consultancy that specialises in the transport, energy and scarce resources sectors.

Join the circular economy journey to net zero

Maya de Souza, Business in the Community’s (BITC) Circular Economy Campaign Director, discusses why businesses need to join the circular economy journey if we are to achieve net zero.
Case Studies

Keenan Recycling: tackling food waste for a greener future

Keenan Recycling takes a proactive role in key BITC initiatives while providing advice, support, and new opportunities to other members of the network.

The Business Case for Circular Procurement

The Business Case for Circular Procurement toolkit examines some of the product categories organisations should address and outlines practical steps on how to implement circular principles.
Case Studies

Material gains: upcycling at Jaguar Land Rover

Read how automotive company Jaguar Land Rover has used circular thinking to reclaim materials from end-of-life products and reuse them to make new products more sustainable.
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Currys: the power of repairing

Read how technology products and services retailer Currys has used circular thinking to inform their core business model bringing about significant carbon and cost savings.