Circular Economy Mapping Week (5-11 February 2018) is an initiative led by Circular Economy Club (CEC) which aims to map circular economy initiatives around the globe. Volunteer organisers all over the world will run group sessions to map the circular economy in their cities. The premise is simple: If we all map circular initiatives in our cities, together we can map the world.
What is a Circular Economy?
Looking beyond the current take-make-dispose extractive industrial model, a circular economy aims to redefine growth, focusing on positive society-wide benefits. It entails gradually decoupling economic activity from the consumption of finite resources, and designing waste out of the system. Underpinned by a transition to renewable energy sources, the circular model builds economic, natural, and social capital.
How can I get involved?
The 2050 Climate Group are running a mapping session in Edinburgh to expand local knowledge around circular initiatives taking place in the city. During the session, participants will work in teams to identify circular initiatives happening in Edinburgh, across different sectors and types of organisations. Join us 7th February, sign up here.
If you are based outside of Edinburgh and want to get involved, you can find your nearest mapping event here.
Following this week of mapping sessions held worldwide, CEC will release a global map of circular economy activities based on the compiled outcomes of local sessions. This will raise awareness of what’s going on at the moment, and reveal gaps for where work still needs to be done to grow a truly circular framework.
Video: Re-thinking Progress: The Circular Economy