66 case studies
This collection was curated by the Circle Economy team from Knowledge Hub case studies for businesses, local and national governments around the world to find inspiration in practical examples of the circular economy.
Visit the <a href="https://circle-economy.com" target="_blank">Circle Economy website for more information and for more publications on the circular economy.
82 case studies
This collection features a selection of the initiatives listed on the Québec Circulaire platform.
Québec Circulaire's mission is to bring together the variety of initiatives, tools and expertise related to circular economy in Québec that are currently dispersed and will be multiplying in the coming years.
Having begun its transition to circular economy in 2014, Québec serves as a pioneer in North America. By shining a light on the collective impact of individual and targeted initiatives, the circular economy can constitute a powerful lever for change.
To learn more about Québec's initiatives to accelerate the transition to a circular economy, visit www.quebeccirculaire.org.
8 case studies
This collection is part of <a href="https://www.footprintsafrica.co/" target="_blank">Footprints Africa's work to build a comprehensive database of circular economy initiatives in Africa. We are doing this in collaboration with the <a href="https://www.acen.africa" target="_blank">African Circular Economy Network (ACEN), as part of our programme to support the circular economy transition in Africa.
The objective is to build an open-source database featuring 500 cases by the end of 2021, with strong regional representation. A selection of these cases have already featured in a more detailed <a href="https://irp-cdn.multiscreensite.com/40a0e554/files/uploaded/CEcasereport_Footprints.pdf" target="_blank">Research Report and are geolocated by <a href="https://www.grida.no" target="_blank">GRID-Arendal.
If you would like your initiative to be featured both as part of the Footprints database and on the Knowledge Hub, please complete this <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XYskyYL7o7QVKpeSxpChO9r96R17MEfQMahY0EKl2P8/edit" target="_blank">questionnaire.
535 case studies
This collection has been built by a community of passionate researchers, students and industry professionals, as part of <a href="https://worldcirculartextilesday.com/" target="_blank">World Circular Textiles Day (WCTD).
World Circular Textiles Day takes place every year on 8th October. Our vision is to galvanise the collective ambitions and goals of people, organisations and businesses to reach a fully circular textiles world by 2050. Our mission is to provide a framework for circularity stakeholders to develop and deliver a collaborative, evolving roadmap and to chart circularity’s momentum annually on the 8th October, until 2050.
What does fully circular by 2050 mean?
- Shared textile resources, in the form of products and raw materials, are kept in **continual circulation**.
- Virgin resources are **replaced with circular materials**.
- Dignity, equity and equality, for the **people** involved in all parts of the circular value chain.
In order to chart how to get to 100% Circularity by 2050, we need to know where we stand today. What circular activity is currently happening in the textiles and apparel industry and where in the world it is happening? The WCTD Collection aims to answer this question, by building the world’s largest digital library of circular textiles cases studies.
211 case studies
Circular Jobs Initiative
This collection comes from the <a href="https://www.circle-economy.com/circular-jobs-initiative/" target="_blank">Circular Jobs Initiative, an initiative of Circle Economy.
The workforce is an essential lever for transforming our economy from linear to circular. The Circular Jobs Initiative aims to maximise the employment opportunities offered by the circular economy. It provides practical support and insights to businesses and governments that want to adopt circular strategies that have a positive social impact.The Circular Jobs Initiative works through three focus areas:
- Upskilling the workforce
- Quality of work
- Inclusive job opportunities
CJI has defined circular jobs as any occupation that directly involves or indirectly supports one of the strategies of the circular economy. It distinguishes between three types of circular jobs: core, enabling and indirectly circular jobs.
**Core circular jobs** are all jobs that ensure the closure of raw material cycles, including jobs in repair, renewable energy, waste and resource management.
**Enabling circular jobs** are jobs that remove barriers for and enable the acceleration and upscaling of core circular activities, including jobs that arise in leasing, education, design and digital technology.
**Indirectly circular jobs** are jobs that occur in other sectors that do not play a direct role in furthering the transition to the circular economy but can still adopt circular strategies. They include jobs that provide services to core circular strategies, including jobs in information services, logistics and the public sector.
The Knowledge Hub Collection includes examples of circular jobs, publications, reports, case studies and policies different organisations, governments and businesses are already using to advocate for a person-centred circular economy.
Visit the <a href="https://www.circle-economy.com/circular-jobs-initiative/" target="_blank">Circular Jobs Initiative
Visit the <a href="http://jobsmonitor.circle-economy.com/" target="_blank">Circular Jobs Monitor
136 case studies