Thousands of entrepreneurs are innovating for a future in which waste is eliminated, products and materials are circulated, and nature is regenerated. This growing, searchable collection of examples highlights a global picture of innovative circular economy startups.
The startups featured in this index are part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s community, and have been selected for demonstrating one or more principles of the circular economyA systems solution framework that tackles global challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, waste, and pollution. It is based on three principles, driven by design: eliminate waste and pollution, circulate products and materials (at their highest value), and regenerate nature. through their core business proposition. They are all on a journey — no single business is entirely circular, and the wider transition to a circular economy will require a range of pioneering solutions to scale.
The profile information featured is written in the startups’ own words. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has not provided or verified the information.
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Circular Startup Index
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