UK Agency raises CE standard

  • July 19, 2017
  • ReMaTec News
  • Circular Economy

The British Standards Institute (BSI) has launched BS8001, which it says is the world’s first standard for implementing circular economy principles. It aims to clarify key issues about what the circular economy is and how it is relevant to business, and attempts to offer guiding principles to companies of any size, regardless of sector. The organisation says that there was “extensive input” from UK businesses, including the Centre for Remanufacturing and Reuse, into the development of the standard. BSI insists this means it is “useable in real-world scenarios, and that the language used in the document is not overly technical and accessible to those without prior knowledge of the circular economy”.