Learning more about circular economy business models
The REDUCES project funded by Interreg Europe will identify and critically assess the best circular business models in six European regions. The cities and regions are: Southwest Finland, Valencia (Spain), Greater Manchester (UK), Utrecht (Netherlands), Maramures (Romania) and Bulgaria.
Building on this, an action plan has been developed for each city or region to help identify and progress circular economy opportunities.
You can find out more about the work we are doing in Greater Manchester below.
Greater Manchester Action Plan
The REDUCES regional action plan for Greater Manchester supports the transition to a circular economy through activities related to Greater Manchester’s Sustainable, Consumption and Production (SCP) Plan. It aims to identify potential solutions and actions that can help with the transition to a Circular Economy in Greater Manchester.
Tackling textile waste
Part of this plan has been to establish the Greater Manchester Sustainable Textiles and Fashion Group dedicated to reducing the environmental footprint of current textile and fashion consumption. The Group consists of stakeholders from the Greater Manchester and Northwest region covering all areas within the industry, including manufacturing, retailers, reprocessing and waste management sectors.
The group will explore and drive circular solutions for the region’s textile waste problem and help to create positive change. One of the first actions is to carry out a mapping exercise of textile flows in the region.Find out more