UCL Circular Economy Lab
"A circular economy keeps products, components and materials at their highest utility and value, at all times, eliminating the concept of waste, with materials ultimately re-entering the economy at end of use as defined, valuable technical or biological nutrients." Ellen Macarthur Foundation.
We are aiming to develop the scientific and socio-economic understanding and technological basis for design and implementation of systems, processes and policy that will support the transition to a Circular Economy. With access to the full width and depth of UCL expertise, CircEL will be capable of tackling Circular Economy related problems of any size or stage of development.
It is essential that CircEL research and technology development is driven by the needs of the industrial/business community. We envision support of, and guidance by, an industrial ecosystem composed of one or two compatible large companies and several well-matched small/medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), each with its own symbiotic ecological niche.
UCL is a Pioneer University in the Ellen Macarthur Foundation CE100 network.
For further information or to arrange a meeting, please contact: Dr Aiduan Borrion, email@example.com, +44 (0) 207 679 7224
Each member of the team has a UCL Research profile accessible via clicking on their name, and a departmental/insitute profile listed below. Each academic may be taking PhD students in their stated research areas, contact them to find out more.