Swansea University wins international recognition for pioneering work championing the importance of a circular economy

16th February 2022 | News

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Swansea University’s commitment to promoting a circular economy has led to it winning international recognition.

The Ellen Macarthur Foundation has named it as an exemplar university for the range of activities it carries out, not only through research and teaching but also in the way it runs its campuses.

The Foundation, set up by the inspirational yachtswoman and campaigner, aims to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. A circular economy is an alternative to a traditional economy and seeks to reduce waste, to recover resources at the end of a product's life, and channel them back into production, significantly reducing pressure on the environment.

Dr Jennifer Rudd, Senior Lecturer and climate change educator, said: “The profiling of the university by the Foundation underlines our commitment to responding to the climate emergency.

“Here at Swansea, we are demonstrating an important contribution to understanding and utilising the circular economy, currently an under-researched and underutilised tool in climate change mitigation.”

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