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September 2018
Ellen MacArthur Foundation, ARUP
The Circular Economy Opportunity for Urban and Industrial Innovation in China shows that applying circular economy principles at scale could save businesses and households approximately CNY 70 trillion by 2040 (16% of China’s projected GDP). It identifies opportunities across five focus areas: built environment, mobility, nutrition, textiles and electronics.
June 2018
Ellen MacArthur Foundation
The study, Circular Economy in India: Rethinking growth for long-term prosperity, focuses on three areas key to the Indian economy and society: cities and construction, food and agriculture, and mobility and vehicle manufacturing.
April 2018
Ellen MacArthur Foundation
This paper, Circular Consumer Electronics: An initial exploration, offers an initial overview of how the principles of a circular economy could be applied to the electronics industry.
November 2017
Ellen MacArthur Foundation
The report, A new textiles economy: Redesigning fashion’s future, outlines a vision and sets out ambitions and actions – based on the principles of a circular economy – to design out negative impacts and capture a USD 500 billion economic opportunity by truly transforming the way clothes are designed, sold, and used.
August 2017
Ellen MacArthur Foundation
This paper, Cities in the Circular Economy: An initial exploration, outlines some of the challenges cities are facing in today’s linear economy, explores the alternative of a ‘circular city’, and collates our research to date on the benefits of a circular economy for cities.
March 2017
Ellen MacArthur Foundation
This scoping paper, Urban Biocycles, focuses on the potential of the significant volume of organic waste flowing through the urban environment.
January 2017
Ellen MacArthur Foundation
The report, The New Plastics Economy: Catalysing action, provides a clear action plan, endorsed by over 40 industry leaders, for the global plastics industry to design better packaging, increase recycling rates, and introduce new models for making better use of packaging.
January 2017
Ellen MacArthur Foundation
The report, Achieving "Growth Within", focuses on the mobility, food and built environment value chains, which together represent 60% of consumer expenditure and 80% of resource use.
February 2016
Ellen MacArthur Foundation
This report, Intelligent Assets: Unlocking the circular economy potential, finds that pairing circular economy principles with the information generated by intelligent devices creates a fertile ground for innovation that could enable this decoupling, and lead to broad social benefits.
January 2016
Ellen MacArthur Foundation
The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the future of plastics provides, for the first time, a vision of a global economy in which plastics never become waste, and outlines concrete steps towards achieving the systemic shift needed.

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