New project to support the city’s circular economy

Launched on Wednesday 5th July, Brighton & Hove Loop is a new campaign to help business owners reduce their waste and work towards a circular economy. 

Wherever you are in your journey to cutting waste, repurposing materials and finding environmentally positive ways of doing business, come learn from those who’ve been there before. 

Starting with an online community Brighton & Hove Loop is creating opportunities to connect and learn from others working in the local circular economy. An event is planned with Brighton Chamber later in the year. As well as speeding up progress by passing on learnings, making connections locally is key to transforming one business’s waste into another’s produce and creating genuinely sustainable supply chains.

The network of campaigners and business organisations behind the project has been interviewing business owners who’ve found zero waste, and environmentally regenerative ways of working. You can hear their stories and connect with those involved through Brighton & Hove Loop’s pages on LinkedIn and Instagram. The first businesses featured include refill stores, designers fighting fast fashion, a compost business with a plan for nutrient-rich neighbourhoods and a former teacher transforming local plastic waste into high end interiors. 

Who is behind this project?

Brighton & Hove Loop is supported by a coalition of organisations bringing together environmental groups, business networks and Brighton & Hove City Council. These include:

  • Business & IP Centre (BIPC)
  • Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce
  • Brilliant Brighton (Brighton Business Improvement District / BID)
  • Circular Brighton & Hove 
  • Freegle
  • Fugu
  • Green Growth Platform
  • Brighton & Hove Library of Things
  • People Planet Pints
  • Plus X
  • Revaluit
  • Shoreham Port
  • Silicon Brighton
  • Small 99
  • Tech Takeback
  • University of Brighton
  • University of Sussex