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The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is an independent charity with the aim of inspiring a generation to re-think, re-design & build a positive future through the vision of a circular economy. Ellen MacArthur founded the Foundation to better understand how on land too we rely on finite resources in the form of materials, energy and water after her experiences as a world class sailor having sailed over 26,000 miles to become the fastest person to circumnavigate the globe single-handed.

The Circular Economy 100 is a global platform bringing together leading companies, emerging innovators and regions to accelerate the transition to a circular economy over a 1000-day (3 year) period. The Annual Summit was held Wednesday 19 June 2013.

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Dame Ellen MacArthur shares her vision of a circular economy for a better planet
October 22, 2019

World record-breaking sailor Dame Ellen MacArthur has spent a lot of time on the high seas, she reveals how these experiences sparked a revelation about how to manage finite resources on our planet. Hear why she’s optimistic about transitioning to a circular economy, a system where we dramatically reduce waste and pollution

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