A circular economy offers solutions for global sustainability challenges through the transition from the linear take-make-use-dispose economy to a better organisation of resources.
A living lab links academic and operational knowledge and understanding to co-create solutions to real-world problems using society as a test-bed to drive innovation.
The Yorkshire Circular Lab supports communities, government bodies and companies in the transition towards a circular economy.
Plans for the Yorkshire Circular Lab were co-produced with stakeholders across the region. Together, we developed a partnership to deliver on five priority areas for action:
The Yorkshire Circular Lab uses the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to guide our activity. The work we are doing links to many of the SDGs, in particular the following: