The circular economy moves away from the traditional “take-make-dispose” economic model to one that is regenerative by design. The goal is to retain as much value as possible from products, parts and resources to create a system that allows for long life, sharing, digitization and resource recovery.

By applying these principles, companies can design out waste, increase resource productivity and decouple growth from natural resource consumption.

The Practitioner Guide is designed to help you accelerate your transition towards the circular economy.

Everyone has a role to play in moving towards a circular economy. Depending on your role within your company, there are various circular practices that you can implement.

Check out the latest Resources and tools.

November 13, 2017
Tool

EU Science Hub - Raw Materials Information System (RMIS)

European Commission 

November 06, 2017
Resource

Urban metabolism for resource-efficient cities: from theory to implementation

Sustainability Institute, UNEP

November 03, 2017
Resource

A circular economy in Brazil: An initial exploration

The Ellen Macarthur Foundation