Come for circularity. Stay for the NY community.


The Circular Economy Club (CEC) is the largest international network of circular economy professionals and organizations with over 260 CEC local chapters in over 110 countries. Non-for-profit, global and open to anyone to join the club for free.

This is the official website for the New York CEC chapter. Most of our events and content does center around NYC, but this chapter includes organizers and professionals from all across New York state.

We love collaboration. If you are not based out of NY, but still working towards a more circular economy, you are welcome. 

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We send out four newsletters a year that highlight 5-10 events, projects, and news stories around efforts towards a more circular economy in New York.

What is the Circular Economy?

A circular economy (aka “circularity”) is an economic system that aims to eliminate waste and the continual use of finite resources. 

This regenerative approach is in contrast to the traditional (and existing) linear economy, which has a “take, make, dispose” model of production. 

This model aims to benefit businesses, all people, and the natural environment. 

For more information, we recommend checking out the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s website



Toward 2030: From Climate Policy to Climate Action is a unique transatlantic virtual event, which aims to create a space for cleantech leaders to discuss climate change action – from the national to the local level – in creating a more resilient and green economy with a focus on business opportunities and job creation potential.


With the UN General Assembly as the backdrop, the event convenes clean economy leaders from the private sector national governments, cities, financial institutions, and civil society. Expect a highly inspirational event together with progressive Danish and American peers

Tuesday, September 21 2021, 9.00 AM – 10.15 AM EST // 3.00 PM – 4.15 PM CET