This June, ReLondon will be holding its fourth circular economy showcase. Throughout the week there will be varied events, hosted by ReLondon and other organisations, celebrating the progress being made to a more circular economy.
The aim of the week is to highlight the innovative solutions being adopted by businesses and cities to reduce the impact of waste on the environment currently seen. To find out more about #CEWeekLDN and the events that are taking place during the week, click here.
What is the Circular Economy?
“It’s a new way to design, make, and use things within planetary boundaries. Shifting the system involves everyone and everything: businesses, governments, and individuals; our cities, our products, and our jobs. By designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems we can reinvent everything.”- The Ellen McArthur Foundation
Click here for useful resources to learn more about the circular economy and the potential benefit it could have to our efforts to mitigate the climate crisis.
A Circular Economy in Ealing
Ealing Repair Café
Tackling the massive waste that is inherent in fast fashion, Ealing Repair Café looks to encourage people to mend their clothes rather than discarding them. You can find them on Facebook, where they share helpful tips for easy fixes or click here to access their website.
Bio Collectors is one of the only Anerobic Digestion sites in the U.K certified by the British Gas Council to provide bio-gas directly into the National Grid. The energy produced from recycling food waste is provided straight to homes and businesses, helping reduce the U.K’s reliance on far less sustainable sources, such as fracking. For more information, click here.
Husband-and-wife duo Nica Cornell and David Traub have teamed up with Mary’s Living and Giving in Ealing Green to encourage more people to turn their backs on fast fashion by organising photoshoots to promote second-hand and pre-loved clothes. Find out more from a recent article by clicking here.
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