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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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… in the long term. We need to consume less in the first place, and then maximise the value of the resources embedded in the materials and products that we do use. This can be achieved by adopting the principles of the ‘circular economy’ as illustrated by Figure 3. This ‘lifecycle’ approach moves society away from that inefficient ‘linear’ model where products are made, used and then disposed…

… and waste”23. Page 16 | Environmental Sustainability & Carbon Reduction Strategy 2022-32 Local context At a sub-regional scale there is an aspiration for the Tees Valley to be a ‘demonstration region for the circular economy in England’; the area having the company base and expertise to achieve innovation in design and production and develop opportunities for the use and re-use…

… of industrial by-products, waste and heat.24 At a local level we can work to encourage and support the development of the circular economy approach across all sectors. We need to be aware of the full environmental implications of our purchasing and procurement decisions, and how resources are used, re-used and recycled. The Council can lead by example on this issue and already has a policy in place…


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