The Various Network

We want to create a network of people who are interested in sustainability, the circular economy and all things related. We understand that the various issues and ideas surrounding the circular economy system have evolved over the years, so we are not tied to the concept of the circular economy. This network is about creating an open space for discussion, and connecting various people, places, and sources of information scattered not just through the UK or Europe, but across the world. It’s about establishing connections between anyone and everyone that chooses to work towards more ethical goals. We hope this network will facilitate collaborations between members in the future.

Perhaps you’re a designer in search for more sustainable materials, or a manufacturer looking for a material scientist. Maybe you’re launching a new business and looking for guidance and insight in regards to becoming more environmentally aware. To make sure our network activities are relevant and useful for you, it would be great if you could fill out our short (10 minute) survey. Thank you!


These resources are aimed at helping people learn about sustainability and the circular economy and identify sources of information, products, services and other opportunities to support their own work.

Searching through Padlet is quite easy – swipe left and right to explore the columns, and scroll up and down within a column.

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If you want to add a resource, simply hit the ‘+’ symbol at the bottom of each column to post a new entry in that column. If you need further guidance, see the instructions in the first column. Please add a web link where available.

You can add yourself/your own organisation or those that you know of and work with to padlet. Where possible, these resources will be added to the map.

The padlet uses public information, please include a web link where possible.

Please do not add your personal information here (i.e. address, email or telephone number) unless you are happy for these to be made public. If you are adding another organisation, please use already public information (good info, a web page or social media), or get their permission to add personal information if necessary. All posts are approved by the Varioustudios team before going live.

If the padlet embedded in this site isn’t working for you, please click on the link below to go straight to the source.

What’s next?

Padlet, the map and this project are still in its very early days and we are working to develop the functionality of this platform. To make sure it’s a useful tool, we’d like to hear from you – please tell us your thoughts via the comments section in Padlet, email us at or if you have a spare 10 minutes please fill out our survey. Thank you!