Ellen MacArthur Foundation launches new resource for businesses

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has published a new Circular Economy Procurement Framework to help businesses make more circular purchasing choices. The framework provides key principles and practical advice to help businesses build strategies for better growth. It can be used to guide procurement decisions within an organisation, engage suppliers in circular economy conversations, and build collaborative circular partnerships. The guidelines provided in the framework can also be adapted by individual businesses, depending on their sector, industry, size, complexity, location, and other factors. We will continue to add case studies to…

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Bogotá and Kyoto join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Food initiative

Colombia’s capital city Bogotá and the city of Kyoto in Japan have joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Food initiative to promote a circular economy for food. The two global metropoles are now among a group of more than a dozen cities that are participating in the landmark initiative in order to: regenerate natural systems tackle climate change generate new business opportunities create healthy cities The initiative is focused on mobilising the vision laid out in the Cities and Circular Economy for Food report, that sets out three main ambitions for…

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Future Fashion Now design competition launched in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and UN

Launched by WeDesign in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the UN, Future Fashion Now is a global, sustainable design competition that enables entrants to rethink how the fashion industry works. Inspired by Make Fashion Circular and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, the competition engages students, designers, fashion weeks and the global fashion industry to design a sustainable outfit or accessory to inspire the future of fashion. The fashion industry is inherently linear – resources are used to make clothing that ultimately ends up as waste. The industry is…

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Royal Society of Arts celebrates new generation of socially conscious designers

The Royal Society of Arts (RSA) announced the winners of the 96th RSA Student Design Awards, celebrating some of the best emerging talent in the world of circular fashion. Repurposing Britain’s laundrettes, and biodegradable dyes and fabrics made from seaweed were among the celebrated works at this year’s awards. Two design students took first prize in the category of Make Fashion Circular and Moving Pictures, supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery through funding awarded by Postcode Dream Trust, and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Students were charged with addressing one…

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Study confirms need for urgent transition to a circular economy for plastic

The Pew Charitable Trusts and SYSTEMIQ have released Breaking the Plastic Wave, one of the most comprehensive and analytically robust studies ever produced on ocean plastics. As a thought partner of the report the Ellen Macarthur Foundation, along with University of Oxford, University of Leeds, and Common Seas, has contributed its expertise on the circular economy and the plastics value chain. Read our perspective here. Breaking the Plastic Wave shows that plastic pollution is rapidly outpacing efforts to stop it. By 2040, if we fail to act, the volume of…

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