CircularGlasgowRecently Glasgow Chamber have published Glasgow’s Circular Economy Report – Circular Glasgow: A Vision and Action Plan for the City of Glasgow.

The report is the first of its kind in the UK and only the second circle scan report in Europe behind Amsterdam. It offers an in-depth study of Glasgow’s potential to be a global leader in the circular economy, making the city only the second in the world to be assessed in such a level of detail.

The ‘City Circle Scan of Glasgow’, commissioned through a partnership with Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, Zero Waste Scotland and Glasgow City Council, looks at how to make the region’s urban economy more circular and create opportunities for the business community.

A circular economy is one in which things are designed and made to last, where products, materials and components are recirculated continually, so that we reap the maximum possible value from them and nothing is wasted.

If implemented it would mean that every stage in the life-cycle of a manufactured product would ensure the raw materials of that product could be fully recovered and recycled, or even upgraded, into new products. The ideal result would be both financial gain and zero waste.