Smart Growth: The economic case for the circular economy

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This paper summarises the findings of desk research led by WRAP, as a member of BITC’s Circular Economy Taskforce, on the economic case for moving towards a circular economy in the UK.

The paper should be read alongside the Business in the Community Circular Taskforce’s paper Resource Productivity and the Circular Economy: The opportunities for the UK economy which sets out key areas where the Taskforce would like to see collaboration and intervention to accelerate this transition and reap the benefits of a more circular approach.

Key findings