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Circular Coast is a local initiative to develop a circular economy around the Yorkshire Coast.  Put simply it is about all of us doing our bit to make the most of the resources we have.

A circular economy is based on the principles of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems. In a circular economy, all materials have an intrinsic value, even after a product is used. This preservation of materials can save money and is environmentally sustainable.

We know that many businesses, groups and individuals are already doing great things along these lines even though they might not use the word “circular” to describe them.  We are in the process of mapping these and want to bring people together so we can start creating new initiatives together.

Between 18-25 September 2021, we had our Great Big Green Week on the Yorkshire coast – Click here to find out what we were up to!

This is a work in progress and so some places will not be shown. If you can think of a business or an individual who promotes or uses circular principles, then please fill out our Circular Coast Mapping Survey here.

One of the first jobs is to bring these people together and form a network of individuals who will take the project forward. CaVCA is currently doing some of the initial research into what is happening in Scarborough already. Refer to the map above to see some of the places that have a part to play in developing a circular economy.

The York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) are in the process of developing Circular Yorkshire, a region-wide circular economy initiative. Yorkshire has a diverse range of assets, from agriculture and fishing to manufacturing. It is therefore well prepared to introduce a variety of local supply chains. There are research facilities within Yorkshire exploring innovative means of production, waste reduction and recycling. Many organisations and businesses across the region are getting involved, by increasing their circularity or by offering expertise and support to local businesses.

Find out more about Circular Yorkshire here.

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