Measuring the benefits of reuse in the circular economy

  • Lane, Ruth (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Grodach, Carl (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Healy, Stephen (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Soker, Omer (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The project will advance understanding of reuse commodity chains, their societal benefits and contributions to a more sustainable circular economy. Drawing on case study research with charitable and community reuse organisations, factors facilitating or inhibiting reuse will be identified, and rigorous methods developed for assessing the benefits of reuse organisations in terms of quantities of materials processed, employment, skills development and contributions to regional economic development. Research outputs will provide a sound evidence base for government policy and decision-making and strengthen conceptual understanding of drivers and enablers of reuse and links with broader economic activities.
Effective start/end date8/10/207/10/23


  • reuse
  • waste
  • social enterprises
  • charity sector
  • recycling
  • community
  • organisations
  • commodity chains
  • measurement