Circular Economy Opportunities

The circular economy is a new way of looking at how our economy functions. We have been living in a linear world with a ‘take-make-dispose’ model which means that trying to become more sustainable has ended up being reductive. A circular economy is one where resources are kept flowing at their highest level for as long as possible. Resources could be physical materials, or energy, or even knowledge and

A circular economy is one where resources are kept flowing at their highest level for as long as possible. Resources could be physical materials, or energy, or even knowledge and labour. It is a system that is more productive because it is more effective.

Low and Behold has been working on circular economy projects since we started back in 2006, with our organic cotton t-shirts that were cheaper to buy when you brought us old t-shirts to recycle. More recently, we’ve been working with WRc to help them develop their circular economy business and are now delivering Circular Economy projects with them for 2 major clients.

Low and Behold has also been working with the MBA programme at the University of Exeter Business School. We gave technical support to students in 2016 during the Unilever Corporate Challenge Week and are now working on a major strategy and staff engagement project for a client.

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has been critical in leading the developing of circular economy ideas. We are pleased to be supporting this work in a number of areas.

If you want to understand more about the circular economy and its drivers, or to understand the potential for change within your organisation, please do get in touch philippa@lowandbehold.co.uk