Welcome to the Knowledge Universe

Ready to a deep dive into Circular Economy? The MATChE knowledge universe is the hub for assessing the most up to date and relevant knowledge to support your journey towards Circular Economy! Here you can explore the terminology, get inspiration from best practices, understand industry cases, and get access to a number of tools. We have been screening a large number of digital external platforms providing knowledge about Circular Economy, and the best of them are incorporated into our site, to ensure you only need one access point to keep you updated

Explore cases of companies that have implemented Circular Economy in various ways and get inspired by them.

Explore key guidelines, white papers and other kind of reading material to support your understanding and implementation of Circular Economy.

Check out Circular Economy tools, which have been thoroughly tested and can accelerate the transition of your company.

Inspiration and Knowledge Sources

MATChE features key knowledge sources to bring to you the most relevant and update knowledge regarding Circular Economy.

Check out the different areas below.

Re-thinking Progress: The Circular Economy

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

The Circular Economy: from consumer to user

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

How to become a Green SME in a Circular Economy

EU Environment

Ellen MacArthur Foundation provides an interactive map containing links to various educational resources including videos, lesson plans, business cases studies, presentations, graphics and articles – all about Circular Economy.

European Parliamentary Research Service has produced animated infographics – visual and interactive guides – being updated regularly, to help us understand the difference between a linear and a circular model and material flows and stocks.

Het Groene Brein (The Green Brain) is a sustainability think tank has created knowledge maps by consolidating information from various sources bringing essential insights on Circular Economy, Natural Capital, and Food & Sustainability.

The Division for Sustainable Development is leading and coordinating implementation of internationally agreed development goals, including the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which you can get familiar with here.

Cirkulær Virksomhed is a site provided by the Danish Environmental Protection agency providing case examples, tools and funding overview to support small and medium-sized companies in the transition from linear to circular economy.

WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) is a research-based hub in UK for Circular Economy working with governments, businesses and communities to deliver solutions to improve resource efficiency for textile, food and electronic.

wbcsd cluster for Circular Economy is a place where companies can get access to latest news and information, scalable solution examples and guidance on tools and methods for sustainability metrics and reporting.

Circle Economy is Dutch social enterprise providing tools and guidance, organizing events, communicate the circularity message, build partnerships and facilitate communities in order to accelerate the transition to Circular Economy.

National Circular Economy HUB is a 2-year project initiated in 2016 by the Danish Agency for Science and Education in order to make Denmark the epicenter of sustainability in the future through innovative interdisciplinary approach, knowledge, technology and production.

Launch Nordic was launched in 2014 uniting partners willing to move beyond competitive innovations by engaging in collaborative innovation and systems mobilization. Each year a Sustainability Challenge will be announced and you can submit your solution to solve this problem.

Fashion Positive is a Cradle to Cradle initiative launched in 2016 by the non-profit Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute with the purpose of engaging designers and manufacturers to join forces and develop sustainable materials leading to positive impact on environment and humans.

The European Resource Efficiency Knowledge Centre (EREK) supports European companies to save energy, material and water costs. It provides tools, information and business opportunities that show new and better ways to be resource efficient and benefit from CE business models.

Explore cases of companies that have implemented Circular Economy in various ways and get inspired by them.

Explore key guidelines, white papers and other kind of reading material to support your understanding and implementation of Circular Economy.

Check out Circular Economy tools, which have been thoroughly tested and can accelerate the transition of your company.