New Resource Efficiency Tool to help Organisations Move to the Circular Economy

New Resource Efficiency Tool to help Organisations Move to the Circular Economy

Municipal authorities, like businesses and other organisations, need to embrace the circular economy, to create more with less and reduce waste and costs. Now a new tool is available to help them do this. The business case for sustainable resource management is building with a growing body of evidence indicating that the circular economy - where materials are returned to productive use after their primary use has ended - has the potential to generate trillion dollar savings. Research by the UK environment agency (Defra ) has further identified that over 80% of £23bn of 'quick win' resource efficiency savings are available to British businesses, resulting from smarter raw material use and waste minimisation actions with a payback period of less than a year. The British Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) has launched - at the Energy & Environment Expo ...

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/david-thorpe/26138...

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