Topic: Reducing waste

A man and a girl are shopping in a supermarket. The man is leaning down to choose an item of food. The girl is sticking out her tongue in concentration and holding a list.

Insight note – Waste not, want not: rethinking waste to help low-income households access necessities

The UK is currently suffering the worst inflation crisis in a generation, threatening to widen existing inequalities and...
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Case study – Phoebe English: Pioneering a fully circular, closed-loop fashion studio

Snapshot Phoebe English, a London-based sustainable fashion studio, has seen first-hand the volume of textile waste generated...
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Insight note – Scaling up packaging-free grocery shopping: go big or go niche

Since 2017, ReLondon’si Business Transformation programme has been helping businesses innovating around ‘packaging-free’...
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Case study – KAPDAA – The Offcut Company: Giving new life to textile waste

Snapshot KAPDAA – The Offcut Company turns brands’ off-cut fabrics into beautiful accessories. They saw how few solutions...
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Case study – Batch.Works: From ‘single-use’ to ‘multi-use’ – transforming plastic waste into new products

Snapshot Batch.Works, a prototyping and product design company, identified the opportunity to tackle the issue of single-use...
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Case study – Dartford Composites: Recycling acetone for reuse in the rail industry

Snapshot Dartford Composites produces a variety of glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) parts for the rail industry that form products...
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Case study – Birdsong: Extending the lifetime of garments through a new repair service

Snapshot Birdsong is a sustainable fashion studio based in East London. They decided to take their environmental ethos one...
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Case study – THRIFT+ – Launching a new recycling Thrift+ bag

Snapshot Thrift+ is an online platform for second-hand shopping and resale. They saw first-hand how much textile waste is...
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Report – Making recycling work for people in flats 2.0

This report presents the results of ReLondon’s Flats 2.0 research project which explores new ways of increasing recycling...
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Academy module: Discover the circular economy in action

Watch our 60-minute webinar below for an introduction to the circular economy and its benefits for local authorities and...
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