The circular economy – project mainstream?

Bernie Thomas, Principal Consultant

8 June 2017

If I had a pound for every circular economy vision piece and strategy report that I’ve read in the past five years, then……well, I’d be a rich man. Perhaps it is me or does it sometimes feel like the subject itself is circular? Recirculation of the same mantra, the definitions, the diagrams and case examples within blue-chip companies and the captains of industry. Does the circular economy warrant all this attention? Just why is it so highly prized? Well, where to start…

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20 years on… still a win-win

Emma Burlow, Head of Circular Economy

6 April 2017

When I started work on the Environmental Technology Best Practice Programme, or ETBPP in 1997, the clumsiness of the title said it all. The focus was heavily on compliance (at that time with the newly launched Packaging Regulations) and waste minimisation. There was little scope for supporting innovation. Eco-design was the vanguard of the brave and whilst these products hinted at an alternative future, they were exactly that, alternative and marginal.

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Are you data efficient?

Will French, Waste Services Optimisation Lead, Principal Consultant

7 March 2017

Will French, Principal Consultant at Resource Futures, says at a time of local authority budget constraints, work has become increasingly focused on waste collection efficiency.

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26 January 2017

Bethan Jones, Head of Engagement and Communications at Resource Futures, says that if we want to evolve towards a circular economy, then we are all going to need to change our habits.

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