IN a bid to achieve their cities’ climate change targets, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce (GCOC) and London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) are teaming up.

The partnership is designed to develop and promote initiatives that will help businesses across the UK improve their operations by using circular economy principles.

Circular Glasgow – an initiative of GCOC – and LWARB’s Circular London programme have agreed a knowledge transfer partnership and will share best practice and case studies of projects from businesses across both cities.

A circular economy is designed to keep products and materials circulating within the economy at their highest value for as long as possible.

Alison McRae, senior director at Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, said: “The partnership between Circular Glasgow and Circular London is a fantastic step forward as we look towards achieving the ambitious targets set out for cities across the UK.

“We believe that adopting the principles of the circular economy is one of the biggest means of stopping the temperature rising by more than 1.5 degrees.

“The partnership will continue to build confidence within the business community surrounding circular business models, with a network of advice, ideas and support available on both ends.

“Developing further relationships with London-based organisations will bring innovative ideas to Glasgow and vice versa, inspiring new business models which will future-proof organisations as we shift towards a more sustainable economy. This will help to enable our city to grow with a competitive advantage.”

Success stories from Glasgow include compost made from waste coffee.