Leading industry bodies join the Resource Revolution
Support for the Resource Revolution is gathering pace a month after its launch as some of the most influential think tanks and policy-shapers officially endorse the campaign and its aims.
As the agenda around the circular economy and closed loop thinking heightens, the Resource Revolution - brought to you by edie and sister title LAWR magazine - has ignited enthusiasm among the key players in resource management, both within and outside of the waste industry.
Ten support partners are now on-board, helping to promote the campaign and disseminate some of the outputs to their respective networks.
Partners are as follows: WRAP, EEF the Manufacturers' Organisation, the Green Alliance, CIWM, ESA, the Resource Association, the RSA's Great Recovery project, LARAC, iESE and the London Community Resource Network (LCRN).
LCRN business development director Mike Webster said the campaign would help foster deeper understanding around the wider benefits of a circular economy.
"We look at the circular economy and see the potential for volunteering, training and above all long-term employment opportunities that the wider economy is currently crying out for," he said.
"The resource sector needs to understand, and get better at shouting about, the life-changing opportunities that this new economy can provide, and in our view this campaign does just that."
Last year the EEF convened a group of like-minded organisations to campaign for a strengthening of the Government's Resource Security Action Plan to try and gain some traction on the issue.
EEF's senior climate & environment policy advisor Suzanne Baker said she hoped the Resource Revolution would stimulate yet more debate.
"Congratulations with launching this fantastic new campaign, which is very much aligned with what we are trying to achieve," she said.
More collaborations are in the pipeline so stay tuned. For the latest developments, the Resource Revolution can be found on twitter under the hashtag #resourcerev
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