Circular economy - a vision for a sustainable future

Influencing the future by eliminating waste and pollution, protecting the environment, creating jobs and cutting costs

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We understand the importance of a circular economy model for our future. We bring our experience, knowledge and skills to help you build a strategy and roadmap that harnesses opportunities to solve immediate resource, water and energy problems, and drive the transition to a circular economy mindset globally.

Our team of professionals has provided input to projects across the globe, and our approach drives collaboration, facilitates decision making and supports successful program delivery.

Future-Proofing London’s Growth: A Circular Economy Approach

Circular economy paper preview

This paper offers insights into how a circular economy approach on major infrastructure projects can provide many benefits now and in the future.

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Moving to a circular economy in placemaking that is restorative and regenerative by design will provide long-term economic, social and environmental benefits. This transition will create a multitude of opportunities, including: generating jobs; driving economic growth from resource use; opening up access to goods; maximizing the value of resources; and, crucially, reducing waste, energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.

Organizations at any scale can benefit by being adopters – community groups, businesses, councils, cities and regions. Adopting a circular economy will support society and industries’ broader sustainability ambitions, for example, related to net zero, social value and natural capital.

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A circular economy approach in placemaking will consider the role of water, energy, materials and restoring natural systems holistically.

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    Industrial symbiosis: A feasible solution to sustainable resource management in the water sector?

    There is increasing recognition and research within the water sector that recovery and reuse of waste materials can contribute to more resilient water systems, promote a circular economy, support net zero emission ambitions and aid positive environmental, economic and social outcomes influenced by water companies. Read about our Ofwat Innovation Fund project looking at the feasibility of implementing industrial symbiosis within the water sector to accelerate toward a truly circular economy.

  • Jacobs Delivers Collaborative Research with UK Water Industry Research Providing a Vision and Pathway for a Circular Economy in Water
    Jacobs delivers collaborative research with U.K. water industry research providing a vision and pathway for a circular economy in water

    Responding to the UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR)’s call to deliver collaborative research to answer one of the 12 big questions, namely ‘how to maximize recovery of useful resources and achieve zero waste by 2050’, we worked with Brunel University London and Allied Waters, to provide a vision and path forward for the water sector’s circular economy journey.

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Get in touch with our team today and find out how we can help you build a strategy and roadmap that harness local opportunities to solve both immediate waste and resource problems, as well as drive the transition to a more circular economy.

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