LEAP are involved in a few small local projects that are examples of services that can be seen as part of a circular economy.
LEAP Energy – Business Energy Switch service is part of a Social Enterprise model that reduces businesses costs for Gas and Electricity and reinvests the money back into the project to then help reduce energy consumption in local domestics properties, thus cutting carbon emissions, saving people money and tackling aspects of fuel poverty. This is an example of a circular process within a service business where the ‘loop’ or cycles can be closed and lessened over a long period of time where for example in the long term we would help businesses to reduce their impact on the environment through such a model.
Here is a video about LEAP Car Club that tells you a bit more about how it works.
A great place to learn more about the Circular Economy and how it relates to the future of business, commerce and the third sector is Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Where you can find links for all sectors and all levels of learning on the Circular Economy.