New technologies, processes, services and business models will be fundamental requirements for a circular economy

Our global consumption exceeds the planet’s regenerative capacity by more than 50%. A shift from a “take-make-waste” to a closed-loop economy to enable an absolute decoupling of consumption from resource use and environmental impact in now an imperative for our society.  Circular Economy is a core research challenge for the Environmental Research Institute.

Research at the Institute is focused on producing sustainable materials, sustainable food and sustainable energy in a closed loop approach with minimal or no waste providing a framework to reduce environmental impact, improve competitiveness, increase security of supply and produce new business opportunities.

For a full list of Circular Economy research projects at ERI, see our research projects and select Circular Economy under the Challenges tab. 

Circular Economy - Featured Research Projects

Circular Economy - Research Experts

For a full list of our experts, visit our people page.