New MfE partnership to help Aotearoa New Zealand transition to a circular economy


MfE has announced a partnership with  Circularity – a circular strategy and design agency to deliver a circular economy design programme called XLabs.

The XLabs brings together a creative collision of businesses, industries and experts to co-create the future to be circular. A creating space that guides businesses from a problem to solve to a circular solution through a circular design sprint.

With MfE’s support, Circularity will scale up their circular economy design programme XLabs for use by businesses nationwide. This will include introducing an online learning program to help businesses accelerate their shift to circular and facilitate the creation of circular solutions across a wide range of industries.

MfE is currently working with Circularity on the design of the programme to achieve maximum impact.

The circular economy designs out waste and pollution, keeps products and materials in use and regenerates natural systems. Transition to a circular economy requires fundamental redesign of existing systems, innovation and incorporation of new technology and smart materials.

The circular economy design programme, XLabs, addresses the need to raise awareness and build capability in the circular economy so businesses can address climate change and their environmental impacts.

This programme is estimated to unlock up to $6 – 8 billion for the Tāmaki Makaurau economy and reduce emissions by 2030.

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