A circular economy for Auckland – scoping the potential economic benefits

Gary Blick and Corina Comendant were commissioned by the Sustainable Business Network to provide a view on the potential economic benefits of a circular economy for Auckland.

Simply put, a circular economy involves keeping resources and products in use for as long as possible, extracting the maximum value from them while in use, and then recovering and regenerating products and materials at the end of each service life.

The take-away message from our analysis is that the net benefits from the transformation to a circular economy in Auckland are likely to be positive in aggregate and, potentially, significant in scale in the medium term.

Read the full text of our report below, and the SBN research here.


Corina Comendant

Corina is experienced in environmental research and economic reform.

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