The Circular Economy 100 is an initiative from the US-based Ellen MacArthur Foundation which a global platform bringing together leading companies, emerging innovators and regions to accelerate the transition to a circular economy over a 1000-day (3 year) period.
The Circular Economy 100 aims to provide members with privileged access to a range of academic and practical tools, leveraging the Foundation’s existing knowledge base, education assets, ongoing research efforts and insight into other companies’ experience and learning from case studies.
To find out more about the Circular Economy 100 with information on how to apply:
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation believes that the circular economy provides a coherent framework for systems level re-design and as such offers us an opportunity to harness innovation and creativity to enable a positive, restorative economy.
Here you will find a series of articles to help familiarise yourself with the circular economy model, its principles, related schools of thought, and an overview of circular economy news from around the world…
The linear ‘take, make, dispose’ model relies on large quantities of easily accessible resources and energy, and as such is increasingly unfit for the reality in which it operates. Working towards efficiency—a reduction of resources and fossil energy consumed per unit of manufacturing output—will not alter the finite nature of their stocks but can only delay the inevitable. A change of the entire operating system seems necessary
There’s a world of opportunity to re-think and re-design the way we make stuff.
‘Re-Thinking Progress’ explores how through a change in perspective we can re-design the way our economy works – designing products that can be ‘made to be made again’ and powering the system with renewable energy. It questions whether with creativity and innovation we can build a restorative economy.