Profit without loss

Think tank: Green Alliance

Author(s): Heather Plumpton: Jasmine Dhaliwal

November 24, 2023

This report from UK think tank Green Alliance looks at how conserving resources benefits the economy, businesses and consumers.

In this report, we set out to assess the evidence, good or bad, around what it would mean for the UK economy to become more circular from three perspectives: national, business and consumers. Our findings indicate that the circular economy offers benefits on all fronts, but more government action is needed to realise them.

The UK needs to match its intentions on resource efficiency with concrete policy commitments. We outline seven priority actions that would accelerate a circular economy transition for the UK.