The circular economy

The circular economy offers an unparalleled opportunity. It’s good for the economy, good for society and good for the planet. Supporting the transition would save lives and create employment, accelerating progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and reducing the tension between lifting people out of poverty and protecting the planet. 

Virtuous circle (PDF 867 KB)

Virtuous circle front cover

A paper jointly published by Tearfund and the Institute of Development Studies, outlining the triple win that the circular economy offers for low and middle-income countries. 

Closing the loop – summary

Closing the loop front cover

An executive summary of Tearfund's research report on the benefits of the circular economy for low and middle-income countries. 

English (PDF 655 KB)
Portuguese (PDF 385 KB)

Closing the loop – full report 

Closing the loop front cover

The full version of Tearfund's research report on the benefits of the circular economy for low and middle-income countries.

English (PDF 1.1 MB)
Portuguese (PDF 614 KB)