Research by economists at Green Alliance and WRAP has demonstrated that, if Britain continues to develop its circular economy sector, it will help to solve some underlying issues in the labour market, creating net jobs in regions where unemployment is high, such as the North East and West Midlands, and among low to mid skilled occupations, where a higher rate of job losses are projected.
Using the same methodology, we have also quantified the job impacts of circular economy development on the very different labour markets of Germany, Poland and Italy.
Read our reports:
Employment and the circular economy: job creation in a more resource efficient Britain
Opportunities to tackle Britain’s labour market challenges through growth in the circular economy
Employment and the circular economy - infographic
Unemployment and the circular economy in Europe: a study of opportunities in Italy, Poland and Germany
Job quality in a circular economy - briefing
Our report, 'Unemployment and the circular economy in Europe' was cited in a briefing to the European Parliament on the new circular economy package.