Brunel to be a leader in world’s first UN-backed centre for circular economy research

We are thrilled to announce a landmark achievement in the field of sustainable resource management and circular economy practices. The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) member states have selected the UK to establish the world’s first International Centre of Excellence on Sustainable Resource Management in the Circular economy. This pioneering initiative will leverage the expertise of five distinguished academic institutions, including our very own team at BCAST which incorporates The Interdisciplinary Centre for Circular Metals.


Our contribution to this centre underscores our commitment to advancing circular economy solutions, particularly in the crucial sectors of metals. We are proud to be at the forefront of this transformative journey, working collaboratively to drive innovation and promote sustainable practices globally.

This new centre aims to foster technological innovation, develop effective finance models, and formulate impactful policies that support carbon reduction and enhance resource efficiency. As leaders in applied metallurgical research and circularity, our role in this initiative will help accelerate the transition towards a greener and more sustainable future.

For more details on this exciting development, please access the official announcement here.