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The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is an independent charity with the aim of inspiring a generation to re-think, re-design & build a positive future through the vision of a circular economy. Ellen MacArthur founded the Foundation to better understand how on land too we rely on finite resources in the form of materials, energy and water after her experiences as a world class sailor having sailed over 26,000 miles to become the fastest person to circumnavigate the globe single-handed.

The Circular Economy 100 is a global platform bringing together leading companies, emerging innovators and regions to accelerate the transition to a circular economy over a 1000-day (3 year) period. The Annual Summit was held Wednesday 19 June 2013.

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The challenges and opportunities for business
Creating a circular economy: the challenges and opportunities for business

As the adverse effects of climate change are felt and the scarcity of raw materials increases, business as usual is not an option. Radical action is required and business is best placed to drive it. Controlling its waste, using cleaner energy sources and collaborating with NGOs and governments are some of the ways companies can help build a circular economy Published on May 14, 2013 by the Guardian.



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