Circular Economy

Global consumption patterns far exceed the world’s natural limits because economic growth is largely linked to the ever-greater consumption of natural resources. A circular economy is one in which this consumption is decoupled from economic growth and a non-linear approach to creating value emerges.

You need to know how a circular economy functions.  We can help you understand the economic implications of extracting value from raw materials, products and waste, reducing emissions and improving energy efficiency.

Our analysis can also shed light on how improving resource efficiency, coupled with the recycling and re-use of resources and products, can reduce the environmental impact of economic activity. It can highlight the direct implications of circular economy policies (for recycling and waste sectors) as well as the direct and indirect rebound effects.

Some challenging questions we can help you answer:

Our Circular Economy work

Environmental potential of the collaborative economy

Collaborative platforms, such as Airbnb, Blablacar and Peerby, have changed the ways in which goods and services are offered and consumed in the economy.  Through such platforms owners can rent out something they are not using, such as a car, house or bicycle to a consumer. But...

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Modelling the impacts of changes in raw material consumption

This study aimed to provide a quantitative analysis of different EU resource productivity targets, defined as GDP per unit of raw material consumption (RMC).

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For more information on our work in Circular Economy, contact:

Jon Stenning Head of Energy & Environment [email protected]