Focus areas

As part of this campaign we are looking for solutions that are aligned with the following focus areas and fit the first two principles of the circular economy; Eliminate waste and pollution and Circulate products and materials (at their highest value).

Design out waste

Waste is often accepted as a “by-product” of the linear economy. Have you innovated to design out waste from the start and believe this could be applicable to Offshore Wind at bp?


Supply chain resilience 

Global events have demonstrated how materials and resources are subject to supply chain disruption. What solutions can you offer us that will make our supply chain more resilient?

Life extensions

We recognise that there is more to circularity than waste. We’d like to reduce our material and resource consumption by keeping valuable products in use for longer, getting more out of them and driving a “performance economy”. Can you help us?


End of life solutions

Many of the world’s industrial solutions, products and services are a challenge to manage once they reach the end of their useful life. Let us know how you have innovated to solve some of our most challenging problems.

Approaches we are looking to support

bp has also adapted an existing framework for bringing circularity to life. This framework – called CIRCLES at bp - consists of 5 approaches to improve circularity. We want to explore these approaches in terms of building and operating offshore wind farms.

Narrow (use less)

Use fewer products, components and materials during design and production, and during delivery, use and recovery. 

Close (use again)

Bring post-consumer “waste” back into the economic cycle. 

Inform (use data)

Use “digital” - data, technology and IT as an enabler for circularity and to support the other approaches. 

Slow (use longer)

Use products and components for longer. 

Regenerate (make clean)

Design products with renewable and non-toxic materials.