Business in the Community’s (BITC) 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.
It is a change in mindset from sourcing products from virgin resources and throwing things away to looking for opportunities to regenerate items. Opportunities range from: refurbishing and reusing office furniture and equipment; reducing and recycling food and packaging; achieving greater resource circularity in the design and refurbishment and repurposing of offices.
The circular office initiative is part of BITC’s wider work to accelerate the transition to a circular economy and improve resource productivity.