December 7th, 2018

The circle line: planning and the circular economy

by Hannah Gillie   Earlier this month, Glasgow declared its ambition to be the first Circular City in Scotland. It joins an ever-increasing list of cities worldwide, though chiefly in Europe and China, which are adopting circular economy agendas and strategies as a route to resource efficiency. As an alternative to the traditional ‘take-make-dispose’ process […]


September 28th, 2018

The circular economy: inspiration or buzz phrase?

by Caroline Campbell   Is the circular economy something new, or is it just the latest buzz phrase? And how much does this matter when we start trying to apply its resource management principles in practice? These questions were surprisingly prominent in a UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) event I recently attended in Bristol. The […]


September 14th, 2018

Focal pint: pro-active environmental professionals can make a difference

by Tanguy Tomes   It’s Friday afternoon, it’s summer, and it’s hot. It’s fair to say that office productivity has been better. The collective Eunomia head office mind turns to the critical question: where are we going for post-work drinks? But, this being Eunomia, our decision-making process is a little different. Of course, we’re looking […]


July 20th, 2018

How long should things last?

by Marcus Valentine and Steve Watson   This article began with an Xpelair extractor fan, made in England in 1972, and 46 years later removed from Marcus’s kitchen. Already installed when he moved in a decade ago, it had presumably provided continual service since soon after it was manufactured before he took interest in how […]


October 13th, 2017

How do waste companies become circular economy companies?

by Jade Kelly   The idea that we should work towards a circular economy is becoming increasingly mainstream. The recent launch of the UK Government’s Clean Growth Strategy suggests that, whether under EU law or in response to a purely domestic agenda, resource efficiency and the prevention of waste will be a high priority in […]


September 1st, 2017

Ever decreasing circles?

by Wayne Hubbard   As we move closer to a circular economy becoming a reality, we need to consider the implications for the waste management industry and its future role – because less waste will require a different infrastructure from what we have now. The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) recently launched a circular […]


August 18th, 2017

Shifting ideas: logistics and the circular economy

by Ad Lansink   Creating a circular economy, around which materials and products flow smoothly throughout their lifecycles, will require innovations in the field of logistics. There are two aspects to this: firstly, we will need adequate supply chain management – but this is also true of linear economies. Secondly, and more pertinently, we will […]