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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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.
Blogs

Advancing Circular Construction

Guy Grainger Chair of Business in the Community’s (BITC) Circular Economy Taskforce and Chief Executive Europe, Middle East and Africa, JLL, on incorporating Circular Economy principles in construction.
Case Studies

Advancing Circular Construction: Case studies from the building and infrastructure sectors

These case studies show the immense environmental, economic and wellbeing benefits of applying circular economy principles at different stages in a range of projects.