The Circular Economy Club (CEC) is the non-profit international network of over 2,600 circular economy professionals and organisations in over 60 countries. The CEC is headquartered in London, ran voluntarily, open to all and free to join via this online form.
The Circular Economy Mapping Week took place on 5-11 February 2018. 67 cities, 1 purpose. During this week, volunteer organisers all over the world hosted group sessions to map out the circular initiatives in their cities.
If you couldn’t make it to a session, you can still submit your contributions online HERE.
Have a sense of how the Mapping Week went by checking the Mapping Session in Copenhagen, coordinated by Anna Queralt, CEC Copenhagen Organizer.
Why is this useful and who benefits? One of the challenges in implementing the circular economy framework is understanding what circularity means in practice, what is already working and what is not. The Mapping Week helps solve this challenge by gathering as many circular initiatives as possible in an open online directory.
Researchers will have hundreds of examples to analyse; teachers will have plenty of case studies to use for their classes; students will be able to browse and learn from what is being done; businesses will find sustainable alternatives to solve some of their challenges they face when trying to become more environmentally friendly; startups will be able to understand whether their ideas have a market and are working already somewhere else; governments will have a clear outlook of what is being done in their regions when deciding what needs public support; investors will find projects they can back and help grow.
The Mapping Week had two objectives:
- To bring together circular enthusiasts to discuss and learn about the latest circular initiatives happening in their cities; and
- To map out circular initiatives taking place globally and make this information available online and free for all.
If we all map our cities, together we can map the world. The Mapping Week will help us all understand what is currently being done, what works and what else needs to be implemented to grow the circular framework.
Now that the Mapping Week took place, which are the next steps?
- The mapping session organizers are sending to the CEC support team the outcomes of their sessions for revision and feedback from CEC Mentors.
- All information will be published online, the estimated date for all the information to be accessible is the beginning of April. To get notified when all the information is available, sign up to the club via this form.
IN COLLABORATION WITH
For collaboration opportunities or further enquiries please email us at info@CircularEconomyClub.com.
If you are a circular enthusiast and would have liked to participate in a global week and see an online directory of circular initiatives worldwide, please check your city below for more information.
1. Find your city in the list below
2. Once you find it, click to access the results of the session
3. If you are unable to find your city, consider participating online now HERE.
4. Sign up to the club to get notified when the results are available by the beginning of April.
For further enquiries write to info@CircularEconomyClub.com
ASIA & OCEANIA
Organisers of the week were local volunteers & change makers who wish to build a community of circular economy professionals and enthusiasts in their cities. As a Mapping Session organiser they were the visible face that brings the CEC Mapping Week to life in their city.