First of all apologies for leveraging this design challenge to establish contact.
This is not a submission to win the design challenge but more to 'win' time to start an exploratory conversation.
After 16 years with Goldman Sachs, I have set up a Business Transformation Consultancy called Coact Consulting Group.
Its focus is all about strategic partnerships with a purpose to create viable commercial activities with a wider social impact.
Please find a LinkedIN article attached to better describe what Coact Consulting Group does.
You will notice that The Circular Economy aligns very well with Coact Consulting Group's mission.
One of the founders of a Dutch company, which is a very good contact of mine, discovered a method to produce plastic products which are truly 100% biodegradable i.e one can pot a plant in the ground with the pot becoming compost afterwards.
If you have 20-30mins, I would be very grateful to hear more about the EllenMcArthur Foundation? We could then also explore common ground for mutually beneficial (commercial) opportunities.
Once more apologies for this direct approach, I am sure there are more traditional routes to get in contact but opportunity aligns well with this design challenge therefore I hope I am reaching the right contacts and you do not mind.
Tel: 0207 10 10 740