In this post:
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s recent accomplishments:
Plunge Deep into the Circular Economy ideas,
Textiles – accelerating Jeans sustainability and Teemill,
Disruptive Innovation Festival 2019,
More members join the CE100 network
EMF – WANT ADs
“We are accelerating the transition to a Circular Economy.”
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) has already gathered a large group of companies, governments and innovators interested in closing-the-loop and saving resources, let alone our climate. They continue to improve and increase the tools that we can use to make a Circular Economy a reality. Recently they have announced:
Understanding Circular Economy in depth……………………….
How to be circular about everything >> Plunge Deep into the Circular Economy
A new immersive learning hub from EMF
Learning Hub is designed to study the details of the circular economy at your own pace. This free -online discussion will let you explore and see how it is being used in different industries, such as food, design, fashion and the city. You are also offered detailed information about how to explain it to others. There is a connection to an EMF group doing this in Linkedin. Each topic offers attached pages with more detailed information. – look for them.
WHAT IS THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY?
THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN DETAIL
WHAT CAN I DO WITHIN MY BUSINESS?
MAKE A CIRCULAR ECONOMY PITCH IN YOUR ORGANISATION
FOOD AND THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
CITIES AND THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
FASHION AND THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
“Reuse” – Rethink Packaging
– report to download
Converting 20% of plastic packaging into reuse models is a USD 10 billion business opportunity that benefits customers and represents a crucial element in the quest to eliminate plastic waste and pollution. This guide is not intended to be a detailed how-to implementation guide. The focus is on packaging solutions in business-to-consumer (B2C) applications. All our reports are free to download.
Make Fashion Circular
launches the Jeans Redesign
Leading fashion brands and manufacturers are transforming the way they produce jeans, tackling waste, pollution, and the use of harmful practices. The Jeans Redesign Guidelines, published by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, sets out minimum requirements on garment durability, material health, recyclability, and traceability, based on the principles of the circular economy. The first pairs of redesigned jeans will be on sale in 2020. Sixteen leading brands and manufacturers are using the Guidelines to make their next jeans.
Case study: Teemill
How to sell t-shirts online with Teemill
Teemill is a pioneering sustainable business that only uses organic materials and renewable energy powered factories. We provide startups access to technology and products that are made the right way.
Big problems need big solutions: Three out of every five t-shirts that are bought will end up in the bin within a year. Meet Teemill, which has opened up access to its supply chain platform, a circular process to turn old t-shirts into new ones and regenerate natural systems. Read more
Disruptive Innovation Festival 2019
sharing and exploring disruptive ideas
Tune in this September (10th-12th) and November (11th-15th) to watch the next editions of the EMF’s Disruptive Innovation Festival ( DIF ), an interactive online event series that aims to shift mindsets and inspire actions towards a circular economy by sharing and exploring disruptive ideas and stories across a range of topics. Do you have a story to tell? Applications to contribute and/or speak at our event in November are open until 20 September.
The Foundation welcomes Six new members to the CE100 network
Set up to assist companies to collaborate, build capacity, circulate, and together “make possible” with other key organisations worldwide.
The opportunity for further collaboration has increased with six new CE100 members; 3M, Avery Dennison, IHG, Heineken, Novamont, and Nairoby.
The Foundation’s largest network continues to expand its diversity and dynamics CE100.
Most global businesses understand that in order to remain competitive, a circular economy must feature in their strategy. Success requires significant individual effort but serious actors also acknowledge the necessity to work collectively to build new markets
Co.projects are a formal vehicle for collaboration within the CE100. They are by members, for members – meaning they are driven by three or more participating organisations for the collective benefit. Co.projects leverage expertise and resources within the CE100. Knowledge is shared and capabilities are combined to spread the risks and costs that come with investigating new commercial opportunities.
Co.project: Better Than New (From CE100)
Re-manufacturing is a hidden pathway to a low-carbon circular economy. The “Better Than New” whitepaper identified recommendations to remove constraints and create strong incentives for remanufactured products.
Read EMF’s recommendations.
Be part of the best possible team
EMF has a number of opportunities to join their team. The The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is looking for exceptional individuals to help “accelerate the transition to a circular economy”.
- Digital Design Manager
- Data Engineer
- Latin America Content Coordinator: Based in Brazil
- Circular Economy Learning Design Manager
- Research Analyst: Renewable Materials
Explore how you can get involved in accelerating this shift to a circular economy……..
To accelerate the ideas of a Circular Economy, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) has developed connections world wide. The Pioneer Universities are one of these connections. They include:
University of Bradford
Delft University of Technology
University College London
Arizona State University
University of São Paulo
University of Exeter
and other posts about EMF:
Ellen MacArthur Foundation – Circular Economy
EMF accelerating the Circular Economy Transition – Update