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Ellen MacArthur Foundation

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation's mission is to accelerate the transition to a circular economy

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is a UK-based charity, committed to the creation of a circular economy that tackles the root causes of some of the biggest challenges of our time, including climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution. A circular economy designs out waste and pollution, keeps products and materials in use, and regenerates natural systems, creating benefits for people, the environment and businesses within the limits of our planet.

The Foundation collaborates with its partners, players of People's Postcode Lottery, and its wider network of businesses, governments, institutions, cities, designers, universities and emerging innovators, to drive collaboration, explore opportunities, and develop circular business initiatives.

One of the Foundation's key areas of work is Systemic Initiatives, which see circular economy principles applied to key material streams, e.g. plastics packaging and fashion. Working with businesses, governments, philanthropists, innovators and NGOs, these initiatives spark cross-sectoral collaboration and innovation.

  • Fashion - Every second the equivalent of a truckload of clothes is burnt or buried in landfill. Find out how we are making fashion circular with the support of some of the biggest global brands.
  • Plastics - By 2050 there could be more plastic that fish in the ocean. Explore our vision for eliminating, innovating and circulating plastics to ultimately create a new plastics economy.
  • Food Initiative - Find out how together with industry leaders and pioneering cities, we are working to tackle climate change, create healthy cities and rebuild biodiversity by creating a healthy, regenerative food system.

Players of People's Postcode Lottery are supporting the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in its ambitions to move away from a linear (take-make-waste) economy, to one that is circular and designs out waste from the outset. For more information visit: | @circulareconomy.

Head office and contact info

Call 01983 296463Email info@ellenmacarthurfoundation.orgVisit
Ellen MacArthur Foundation
42 Medina Road
Isle of Wight
PO31 7BX