The circular economy is fast gaining prominence, but how do you turn it from a theoretical model into reality?
The circular economy is a strong part of our heritage at Bioregional. As early as 1999 we established ‘The Laundry’, London’s first kerbside collection scheme which helped SMEs to recycle and buy back recycled paper in a local loop. Ever since, we have been implementing circular thinking to our practical projects, from the pioneering BedZED eco-village to the 2012 London Olympics, for both corporate clients and local government partners.
Check out our handy guide to six simple features of circular economy business models.
We can undertake resource or waste audits to identify key opportunities to implement the circular economy in your organisation; helping you to understand volumes, markets and the financial implications.
Struggling to know where to start? We can work with you to understand what the circular economy means for you and your organisation, and help to develop a common, non-technical language that resonates with your culture. We develop guides to engage members of staff and inspire them to implement circular projects on the ground.
The most successful circular economy projects have circularity designed in from the start. Whether that’s in products, construction projects, or service provision, we can help embed circular thinking from the outset.
Got some targets to work towards but not sure how to measure progress? We have developed a number of tools to enable organisations to assess how well they are doing, and measure what level of circularity has been achieved.
Once you have some projects up and running, we can assess them to determine how circular they are and provide recommendations for areas of improvement.
Circular economy case studies
London 2012 Olympics: We heavily influenced the waste and materials targets for the London 2012 Olympics and supported their delivery through demolition audits, finding end users for reclaimed materials and supporting best practice materials sourcing and waste management during the construction of the Media Hub.
Retail: We have recently worked with two leading retailers, Kingfisher and Marks and Spencer to help them to define what the circular economy means for their business. We worked with a wide range of business units within these organisations including those focused on property covering, construction, fit out, operations, logistics, procurement and product development.