Circular economy adoption has become a strategic imperative for all organisations to consider in terms of the strategic, economic and ESG corporate value to be gained by transforming operations. Circular operations can be divided into two main operating environments, the recovery of used products, components and materials for reuse and repurposing waste stream materials to form valuable inputs for by-products. Industry is nearing the inflection point, when circular transformation no longer becomes an option for followers but becomes a matter of competitive survival against early adopters.
About the Author
Mike Higgins is a strategic circular economy advisor and commentator focussed on the commercial opportunities that circularity provides to corporations, entrepreneurs, investors, and economic development agencies. Since establishing Circularwise in 2018, Mike hosts workshops to uncover the potential value of reusing products and repurposing waste materials. Mike’s career spans 40 years’ in both the global IT industry and circular economy-based services. He holds an MBA from Nottingham University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.