Posts tagged resource efficiency
CE100 at Schloss Krickenbeck: two emerging themes?

On 17 April we joined the latest CE100 accelerator meeting near Dusseldorf.  It was a chance not only to meet up with clients like Michelin, IBM and Lexmark but also to pick up on emergent themes.  Plastics, textile and food waste issues are ever present at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's CE100 events, but this time we noted two new themes...

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Towards a circular economy - Waste management in the EU

We have to move away from thinking of waste as a problem to realising that it is a resource. This requires cooperation between the waste industry and circular economy enterprises, engaged citizens and integrated infrastructure at all levels from local to EU-wide. This report examines five waste streams identified in the EU’s Circular Economy Action Plan: municipal, packaging, food, bio- and critical raw material wastes.

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Business Resource Efficiency

Our report for Defra estimates potential savings to the UK economy from corporate resource efficiency interventions. Updating previous studies, we quantified savings of £5.7-7.2 billion for the UK economy from efficiency improvements related to water, energy, raw material consumption and waste generation. There is still work to be done for other sectors to ensure the challenge and ambition of possible savings are properly quantified. For companies, the message is that resource efficiency savings are still there to be made.

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