REVOLVE Circular is a non-profit organization based in Vienna, Austria. We advocate for a systemic transformation from a linear culture obsessed with economic growth towards a just and inclusive circular society. REVOLVE Circular showcases and empowers the transformation’s contours, ripples and clusters – and we aim to counterbalance the predominant reuse – reduce – recycle narrative by putting forward three other circular action imperatives:
Refuse. Reduce. Rethink.
REVOLVE Circular welcomes you as an individual or as an organization.
Support our work, become a member today and co-create a more circular and sustainable future with us.
We call this the contours – we investigate and provide independent and constructive journalism on circularity.
These are the ripples: our research and our science communication projects generate them, only to grow bigger and bigger…
We conduct research and identify clusters as a knowledge and information broker. We dissect relevant from irrelevant circularity
We investigate the insides and the contours of a circular economy and society.
Check out our reporting including features, interviews and more on circularity.
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REVOLVE Circular got together with the eight current members of the ACEN…
REVOLVE Circular met up with Dr Anthony Nyong, Director of Climate Change…
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The Circular Economy is often referred to as – and increasingly recognized for – having a variety of concepts and so-called Schools of Thought (SoT) at its origin. One often finds reference to bio-mimicry, cradle-to-cradle, industrial ecology and in between six to twelve other SoTs in the literature.
Now guess what?!
There is far more to it: the EU-funded CRESTING project has already identified “over 70 circularity concepts from the Global South and North alike” and presents them in an interactive timeline. Its content is based on CRESTING’s extensive research, published as A typology of circular economy discourses: navigating the diverse visions of a contested paradigm.
REVOLVE Circular supports the CRESTING project’s fantastic exploration of the genesis of a circular economy – and society – and encourages you to play around with the timeline.
Keep learning about the circular economy and its origins!
Our first knowledge brokering project is to design and conduct the first-ever global survey on how people perceive and understand the circular economy. Its tentative title is “So what is your circular economy?” and we are pleased to collaborate with the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development as scientific advisor.
The survey will be launched in April 2021 and initially run for one year; throughout 2021, more partners from cities, universities, industries or countries around the globe will join. We use SurveyHero.com to create our online surveys. They granted us a preferential non-profit rate enabling a truly global survey in potentially over sixty languages; in addition, the survey can be customized and extended to our partners’ specific needs. Do get in touch if you want to join this initiative, educate your stakeholders and find out how people in your city, country or industry perceive the circular economy.
Coming this spring 2021: the first-ever perception survey on circularity!
In addition to co-creating and implementing projects with REVOLVE Circular’s members, REVOLVE leads the branding, communication and reporting for numerous EU-funded research and innovation projects on the circular economy.
Large Industrial Solutions
A Circular Economy Solution for Industrial Wastewater. Recuperating industrial wastewater (brine) to extract the minerals and chemicals in order to reinsert them into respective industries that can use them in their markets, thus closing the loop of the circular economy in the water treatment sector.
Cities & Regions Solutions
The HOOP project supports 8 lighthouse cities and regions in developing large-scale urban circular bioeconomy initiatives that will focus on sustainably obtaining bio-based products from urban biowaste and wastewater. The HOOP Urban Circular Bioeconomy Hub will create an online platform to foster knowledge exchange and replication in cities.
Walking the Talk: Go Circular!
As part of our circular economy actions REVOLVE has a zero waste sustainability policy and contributes to the circular economy with its repurposing program and with its special repurposing series.
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