circular economy News

  • Towards the Circular Economy

    In the face of sharp volatility increases across the global economy and proliferating signs of resource depletion, the call for a new economic model is getting louder. The circular economy is now gaining the attention of business, governments, and the next generation as a model to transform today’s “take-make-dispose” economy into one that aligns business models with product and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Inquiry into the circular economy

    According to the Green Building Council, the construction and demolition sector is the leading contributor to waste in the UK, responsible for generating 120m tonnes every year. The founder of building waste reuse business Yooz could not have been more pleased when he was offered a 10,000 tonne steel roof from the London Olympics for a large sports centre for disabled people. “The roof ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Enterprise, Innovation, and the Circular Economy

    This week I completed the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's six-week Executive Education Introductory Course, titled "Enterprise, Innovation and the Circular Economy," and taught by the University of Bradford School of Management. During the course, I've shared insights with ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Exnovomaterials In The Circular Economy

    Twenty years of Ecomondo, from waste to renewable material. A large exhibition will present the extraordinary reality resulting from the meeting of recycling and high quality, inventive talent and operative experimentation. Three essential instruments for planning the future, three qualities specific of Italy Rimini Fiera, November 8-11 2016 Twenty years of expo on recovery, collection and ...


    By Rimini Fiera S.p.A

  • What’s wrong with the circular economy?

    Companies with circular economy business models currently struggle to raise investment because investors are generally unfamiliar with the concept of the circular economy According to research to be published by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the lack of information about financial risk is a key reason why investors are hesitant to invest in companies following this business ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • A Circular Economy for Europe

    The environmental benefits of adopting a circular economy in Europe could be considerable – reducing waste, and minimizing the continent’s heavy dependence on imports of raw materials. A new report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) draws attention to both the benefits and challenges of such an economic transition. The report also describes ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Eco-innovation and Circular Economy

    First let me say a few sincere "thank-yous":… to Barbara Hendricks, German Minister for the Environment to the Mayor of Hannover and the organisers of Hannover Messe. And to all the participants for their efforts to translate into action the opportunities offered by eco-innovation; for their contribution to transforming our current model of production and consumption into a resource ...

  • ExNovoMaterials in the circular economy

    Twenty years of Ecomondo, from waste to renewable material. A large exhibition will present the extraordinary reality resulting from the meeting of recycling and high quality, inventive talent and operative experimentation. Three essential instruments for planning the future, three qualities specific of Italy Twenty years of expo on recovery, collection and recycling. On ...


    By Rimini Fiera S.p.A

  • Carpet industry embraces circular economy opportunities

    Carpet recycling and re-use initiatives showcased at Carpet Recycling UK’s recent fifth annual conference in Birmingham highlighted the industry’s significant progress in embracing circular economy opportunities. Nearly 100 carpet industry stakeholders including manufacturers, distributors, recyclers, waste management companies and raw material suppliers attended what ...

  • New `Circular Economy Connect` launching at RWM 2014

    Introducing a new theatre, daily workshops, hospitality suites and networking zones to help you connect with peers, and advance your understanding into the benefits and challenges of adopting circular practice. A new event running at RWM in partnership with CIWM, called Circular Economy Connect, will provide businesses with vital tools to develop their sustainability and closed loop ...

  • Economic incentives for bringing e-waste into the circular economy

    An economic analysis of 14 common categories of waste electric and electronic equipment (WEEE) has highlighted the economic value of bringing ewaste streams into the circular economy. The overall worth is calculated as €2.15 billion to European markets, with a potential rise to €3.67 billion as volumes increase. WEEE represents the widest source of waste in the world. Every year, ...

  • BS 8001 - Climacteric in the development of circular economy standards

    The release of BS 8001 Framework for, implementing the principles of the circular economy in organisations for public consultation signifies a turning point in national standards development. It represents the world’s first circular economy business-oriented standard, providing guidance to organisations on the steps they can take to transition from a linear, to a more sustainable and ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • The Electronics Supply Chain Can Thrive in the Circular Economy

    One of my happiest moments on the job since joining TFI's services with those of Antea Group was hearing that Antea Group fast-tracked my enrollment in a Circular Economy Executive Education Course. Being ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • How to drive the Circular Economy in the auto sector

    A new set of legislative drivers which use ‘more carrots, less sticks’ is needed if the automotive sector is to deliver greater sustainability within the Circular Economy for recycled plastic content in new vehicles, suggests a leading plastics recycler. Fresh strategies are required, such as rewarding ‘desirable’ behaviours and encouraging individual producer ...

  • Carpet Recycling UK Conference – resources for the circular economy

    Resources for the circular economy is the theme for Carpet Recycling UK’s sixth Annual Conference which opens in Birmingham on June 24th with a thought-provoking programme reporting on new developments and innovations across all sectors of the carpet waste supply chain. A networking dinner on June 23rd will precede the one-day event at the city’s Institute of ...

  • Public consultation on circular economy launched by European Commission

    The European Commission launched a 12-week public consultation based on the main policy options which it says will feed into the development of an “ambitious new approach” on the circular economy. The consultation has been launched in order to “present a new, more ambitious circular economy strategy late in 2015, to transform Europe into a more competitive ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Defra minister hints at UK’s Circular Economy approach

    Defra under-secretary Lord Gardiner of Kimble has offered an insight into the government’s position on the EU’s Circular Economy Package, indicating that the government may be open to adopting some measures set out by Brussels. Lord Gardiner’s comments came in response to a written question in the House of Lords at the end of November, in which the Labour Peer Baroness Jones of ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Circular Economy plan high on EU’s 2017 priorities

    The Commission’s Work Programme for 2017 outlines 21 ‘key initiatives to implement 10 political priorities in 2017’. The Circular Economy package includes proposals for a 65% recycling target for municipal waste. Second to top among the proposals, and under the heading ‘A New Boost for Jobs, Growth and Investment’ is implementation of the action plan on the Circular ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Public consultation on circular economy launched by European Commission

    The consultation has been launched in order to “present a new, more ambitious circular economy strategy late in 2015, to transform Europe into a more competitive resource-efficient economy, addressing a range of economic sectors, including waste”. The Circular Economy Strategy will be fully aligned with the priorities of the new Commission and will comprise a revised legislative ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Zero Waste Europe – Moving towards a circular economy

    The European Commission has presented a policy package that aims to start Europe moving towards a ‘circular economy’. The circular economy centres on an economy that produces almost no waste and where products, materials, and other forms of value are reused or recycled. The legislative proposal: Increased waste targets Waste policies and targets are a key ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

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