A New Hub for Collaboration, Investment and Innovation

Closed Loop Partners has launched the Center for the Circular Economy. Based in New York City, the Center is a collaboration center for innovators to commercialize products, services and technologies that are leading the transition from a linear take, make, waste economy to a restorative one in which materials are shared, re-used, and continuously cycled.

The NextGen Cup Challenge

Each year, 600 billion paper and plastic cups are distributed worldwide. The NextGen Cup Challenge will bring together entrepreneurs, industry, and recyclers to identify and commercialize the next generation of recyclable, compostable cups.
In partnership with Starbucks and McDonald’s.

Connect Fashion

Intelligent Product Initiative

​The Center for the Circular Economy is partnering with EON Group on a ​global industry-wide initiative. Connect Fashion will design a framework for how intelligent digital assets and the connectivity of the internet of things will power transparency, sustainability and circularity across fashion, apparel and retail. Through the initiative, brands will unlock new business opportunities and sustainability solutions essential in today’s connected world, as well as shape and codify the framework and industry-wide standard for the future.  Connect Fashion launches in fall 2018, i​n partnership with leading global brands. Research and technology partners include Microsoft, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, SWEREA, and stakeholders across digital connectivity, transparency, sustainability and circular economy in fashion, apparel and retail.

Circular Innovation Accelerator

We bring together industry experts, academic researchers, and entrepreneurs who are solving for today’s most pressing challenges in design and reuse.

Join Us

The Center invites you to join us as a partner to collaborate on innovative circular solutions for products, services, and technology that capitalize on the multi-billion-dollar opportunity the circular economy represents.

The Center for the Circular Economy is an initiative of Closed Loop Partners

Affiliated 501c3 Closed Loop Foundation:
Research on and solution searches for technologies and business models focused on building the circular economy.