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Published on Thursday, 05 March 2015

Retailers: experience key to a circular economy

Written by Tommy Lee

LONDON – Retail giants Marks & Spencer and IKEA have both admitted that learning from their mistakes has been vitally important in working towards ‘closed loop’ supply chains. Speaking at the ongoing Resource 2015 exhibition in London, Carmel McQuaid, head of sustainability for M&S’ Plan A initiative, and Per Stoltz, circular economy developer at IKEA, both agreed that trial-and-error experience has helped shift focus towards closing the loop at earlier stages of the supply chain – particularly in product design. Tommy Lee reports from London.


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