The Circular Economy Club (CEC) is the international network of over 2,600 circular economy professionals and organisations in over 60 countries.
The club exists to connect professionals and spur collaboration around the circular economy to accelerate the practicalities of embedding circularity. We believe that together we can have a higher impact.
CEC aims to: 1) connecting professionals, 2) providing them with open tools and resources and 3) organising events to spur collaboration and action.
CEC is a not-for-profit, ran by volunteers from around the globe who would like to speed up the process of implementing the circular economy locally and globally. The club is open to all and free to join through the form on the right sidebar of this website.
Find out more in the Members section and get involved by becoming a CEC Organizer and running the club’s activities in your city, company, university or school.
Founded in London in 2014 by Anna Tarí, the club started as a platform to bring together the community of people working on circular economy, to share learnings, solve doubts, and run activities which have an impact at a local level in all parts of the world. The vision of the club is to form a global community of members who help advance the implementation of the circular economy in real palpable terms in their cities and organizations.
Membership is formed of over 2,600 individuals and organisations, including designers, engineers, economists and strategists who are setting the world standard around embedding circularity in the fields of energy, fashion, food, manufacturing, cities and other sectors. Current and new members have the possibility to coordinate CEC activities in their cities, companies, universities and schools by applying to the CEC Organisers program.
The concept of the circular economy applies non-linear, feedback-rich systems. Instead of throwing away products, their components and materials that they are made from, we reroute them into appropriate value chains (supply chains) – creating an economy in balance with nature. Ultimately we keep products and materials in use for as long as possible and design out waste. The circular model is restorative and regenerative by design, and aims to keep products, components, and materials at their highest utility and value at all times.
This new framework may be the biggest revolution in the global economy in 250 years as it challenges companies and societies to rethink the current business models and operations. With the yearly 80% of unrecovered materials from the $3.2 trillion worth that are used only in consumer goods (McKinsey, 2014), the circular economy is the world’s largest opportunity.