We use systems thinking to tackle global
sustainability challenges.

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Our mission is to build a sustainable economy.

We provide strategies and tools to guide decision-makers, realize on-the-ground projects that make ambitious sustainability ideas tangible, and build new organizations that offer scalable solutions. 

WHAT WE DO

Learn more about how we work with businesses, governments, and non-profits around the world.​

CASE STUDIES

Explore our portfolio, from custom strategies to tool development, right through to implementation.

RESOURCES

Access tools and resources that can help you make steps towards thriving in a circular economy.

FEATURED PROJECTS

We are working towards a circular economy with partners and clients in numerous sectors around the world. 

A new geo-design tool - REPAiR reveals local, spatially specific challenges of waste and resource management using life cycle analyses (LCA) and urban metabolism.

Analyzing the supply chain dynamics of wind turbines and solar panels to identify whether current global supply of critical metals is sufficient to meet growing renewable energy demands.

This pilot project pioneered development of science-based targets for plant-based food and drink producer Alpro’s almond and soya supply chain.

A circular vision and strategy to help North Carolina's City of Charlotte - the first US city to commit to a circular transition - to tackle waste and poverty.

For a second year running Metabolic teamed up with DGTL to map the festival's material, waste, water, and energy flows and identify intervention points for circularity.

A circular economy strategy for Rotterdam, informing the city's efforts to create 3,500 to 7,000 new jobs and reduce material consumption by 50% by 2030.

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Are organic cotton totes really worse than plastic bags?

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China’s recycling ban: two cities not letting crisis go to waste

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Why data visualization is critical to driving sustainable change

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JTC, Witteveen+Bos and Metabolic explore industrial symbiosis on Jurong Island

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Alpro and WWF pilot new science-based targets for sustainability

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