Circular Economy - Business in the Community

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

Ryder: A Circular Approach to Design and Construction

Using a circular approach to design and construction, Ryder produced an award-winning hotel reusing 25 steel containers from the shipping industry.
Case Studies

Circular Professional Clothing

Find out more on how BITC provided bespoke advisory support to JLL to successfully review their procurement principles.
Fact Sheets

Indicators for Measuring and Reporting Circular Economy

This factsheet summarises the conclusions from Business in the Community’s (BITC) research evaluating indicators for effective measurement and reporting of circular economy in business.
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

Circular Economy Case Studies

Creating a circular economy is essential in tackling the climate crisis with its enormous potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.