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The Circularity Gap Report 2021

This reports inform four strategies to close the global emissions gap in seven fundamental sectors in society: housing, nutrition, mobility, consumables, services, healthcare, and communications. The strategies are finding opportunities in narrow flow, slow flow, regenetare flow, and circle flow.

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Circular Business Models

A linear-way of doing business has been deemed obsolete lately. However, to shift into the circular paradigm, a transformation from conventional to circular business models is required. This report summarizes several types of circular business models to inspire business actors to adopt circularity principles. It also includes the step-by-step template to construct business models for organizations.

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Business Models That Works in The Circular Economy

Companies that invested earlier in ESG-factors are proven to be more resilient in crisis times, including during the Covid-19 pandemic. Circular economy is one example of strategies that are often pursued by leading sustainability-driven companies. Not only beneficial for environmental and societal contributions, but circular economy initiatives with the right business model can also support the achievements of business metrics such as cost efficiency and market expansion. This report presents three types of business players in the circular economy ecosystem based on its role in The Circular Business Loops, a product lifecycle-based framework. Evaluation and innovation methods to improve the circularity of each player type are also described in a concise manner. Lastly, there are free tools for businesses to develop their own circular business models.

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Plastics Policy Playbook – Strategies for a Plastic Free Ocean

The ocean plastic crisis has been decades in the making and is poised to get much worse if dramatic changes are not made. Governments, businesses and the environmental community have been noticing and taking action for decades, but much more is needed to end ocean plastic. Certainly, the body of science on ocean plastic is growing, and it is important to remain open to new developments as they become available. This playbook shows there are interventions that can work now and allows decision-makers to make informed choices.

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Waste Management for A Green Building & Circular Economy Implementation

The construction phase is a huge contributor to landfill, while the operation might generate waste 4 (four) times higher than in the construction phase. Green building could reduce and eliminate the negative impact on the environment while focusing on energy consumption and waste management. Waste4Change has provided responsible waste management as a means to combat domestic waste generated in buildings.

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Design for a Circular Economy

Case studies from Dhaka/Bangladesh, and Jakarta/Indonesia in tackling their plastic waste. The women societies in Dhaka was taught to upcycle plastic waste into products such as vases. Meanwhile in Indonesia, the laundry industry uses lots of plastic packaging for their detergent. TU-Delft university has provided solution which is Sabumi – a detergent refill system which is compact, stackable, suitable for the laundry industry condition in Indonesia.

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Skanderborg Kommune

Best practice of circular economy in Skanderborg Kommune, is to build communities that tries to promote carpooling ‘share a car’ with the government helps to accommodate the trend by establishing carpooling stops, recycling bricks and repair cafes, as well as teaching recycling practices on children as early as possible.

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Making retail more sustainable

SIKLUS has created a solution for sachet problem in Indonesia, which is a Refill System especially for household items such as detergents, shampoo, soap. Customers buys in container which saves them money until 10%. Siklus partnered with local business owners by providing refill stations in their store, as well as providing mobile refill trycycles for end-customers.

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