Circular Economy

The ATI Circular Economy Incubator links entrepreneurs with academia, industry, and government to solve the global challenge of design and reuse to reduce waste in a diverse set of industries including electronics, textiles, food, chemical, construction, and manufacturing. Through customized and deep engagements, we work across Texas to co-design, pilot and test circular economy technology and business model innovations to find viable solutions to reduce waste. 

The ATI Circular Economy Incubator is one of only three circular incubators in the United States. ATI launched the Circular Economy Incubator in October 2018 in partnership with the City of Austin and Austin Resource Recovery. Our shared focus is to grow the zero waste industry to create well-paying local jobs, attract investment, and support the necessary infrastructure for a resilient circular economy in Central Texas. ATI Circular Economy member companies contribute to the City of Austin’s Austin Resource Recovery Master Plan, which has a goal to reach Zero Waste by 2040 and reduce the amount of discarded materials sent to landfills by 90 percent.