I've been mulling for some time how the circular economy approach might be married to the social enterprise model. The more I looked around, the more I realised there's a lot of it about but not always obvious or at large-scale. I also found that a lot of exciting models were to be found outside the UK, perhaps because elsewhere they better understand that 'waste', with a bit of ingenuity, can in fact be a resource rather than a liability.
To explore the 'social circular economy' further, I need to speak with and observe those that are practicing it. The more I learn, the better I will be able to articulate what it is that makes their operations sustainable (in multiple ways!) and therefore be able to spread that knowledge around. My goal is to develop the tools and frameworks to help people transition from linear to circular, all the while supporting society to thrive.
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