Enabling Local Communities to Implement Circular Economy
The circular economy toolkit for small business.
The Local Circular Economy Toolkit for Small Business was created by Plant Chicago to help all of you industrious, collaborative, creative and knowledgeable business owners understand and implement local circular economy practices. The areas covered in this toolkit are high-impact areas for food businesses to focus on when cultivating a local circular economy.
Circular Business Model Design Guide
A practical guide to design circular business models.
Led by PA Consulting and the University of Exeter, the ambition of this co.project is to create a guide that helps businesses identify circular opportunities and design the path to the future business and operating model. The guide will also provide research based guidance on how to capture sufficient money in circular models.
Biomimicry and Packaging Innovation Toolkit
Experience what it's like to generate innovation ideas from nature.
Developed by Biomimicry 3.8 in collaboration with Heineken and Dell, the Biomimicry & Packaging Innovation Toolkit “game-ifies” the innovation process, and is designed to help individuals or teams of any kind use biomimicry to generate innovation ideas inspired by nature.
Material Circularity Indicator for Biological Materials
An assessment tool for companies to improve product design and material procurement.
The Material Circularity Indicator (MCI) tool, which is part of a broader ‘Circular Indicators Project’ developed by The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Granta Design, allows companies to identify additional, circular value from their products and materials, and mitigate risks from material price volatility and material supply.
Resource Conservative Manufacturing: Testing Decision Making Tools.
The project members developed a collection of methodologies and tools for the implementation of closed-loop manufacturing systems. The intent is to help designers and manufacturers understand how collection, remanufacturing and reuse of products can lead to more profitable, resource-efficient and resilient business practices compared to the current linear manufacturing system. The platform and tools are accompanied by a series of industrial case studies demonstrating the benefits of its application across various industries.