Arpit Bhutani & Apoorva Arya
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Arpit Bhutani & Apoorva Arya

Arpit Bhutani
Arpit is currently working as the India focal point for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and also working on consulting projects with UNCTAD and World Bank. He has a background in law and economics and has studied Bachelor of Law (Honors) from IP University, Delhi and Master of International Law and Economics from the World Trade Institute, University of Bern.
Previously, Arpit has served as the India coordinator for United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards (UNFSS) and has done extensive work on the India National Platform on Private Sustainability Standards. He has also in the past consulted for other organisation like the International Lawyers and Economics Against Poverty, International Trade Centre and International Air Transport Association.
He enjoys travelling, swimming and photography and next summer would like to experience the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Apoorva Arya
Apoorva is the India focal point for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation on the circular economy project in India.
Following graduation with a BA in economics from the University of Delhi, Apoorva worked with the risk consulting practice of KPMG India. After which, she did a traineeship at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. Subsequently, she worked as a consultant for a number of international organizations such as World Bank, International Air Transport Association and International Trade Centre, Geneva among others.
She is a fitness freak and in her spare time likes to shoot hoops, read books or watch movies.


India has the potential to achieve its development goals by adapting a circular economy. But to get there, both formal and informal sectors will need to be on the path towards circularity.

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Note from the editor: This paper is part of a series of three articles focused on the circular economy in India. This series follows the report “Circular economy in India: Rethinking growth for long-term prosperity” led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation with the support of ClimateWorks and UNCTAD as knowledge partner.

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