Closing the loop: risk or reward?

1st March 2013

Closing the loop: risk or reward?

This White Paper presents the findings of exclusive research undertaken by and Local Authority Waste & Recycling magazine to gauge attitudes within business and the waste management supply chain to the emerging circular economy.

We examine how the waste landscape is changing as society works towards greater resource efficiency and investigate the key business implications of these reshaped resource flows, both in the form of recovered materials and energy. 

What are the risks and rewards of closed loop thinking? How will businesses reposition themselves as these dynamics take hold, and what will this mean for waste management companies and their service provision models? At what point will feedstock security become critical? 

We also investigate the opportunities for greater collaboration across the value chain to take account of product lifecycle thinking, and highlight key the barriers and disconnects between start-of-life and end-of-life industries.
Forming a key output of the Resource Revolution campaign, and sponsored by leading waste management company FCC Environment, the full report, including all the exclusive figures, findings and case studies from brand leaders including Coca-Cola Enterprises and John Lewis Partnership, is available for download to your right.

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