Universal circular economy policy goals
A framework for national governments, cities and businesses to accelerate the transition.
Institutions, governments and cities play a crucial role in creating and enabling conditions for a circular economy to emerge and thrive. They set direction and they are drivers of innovation and investment.
The circular economycircular economyA systems solution framework that tackles global challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, waste, and pollution. It is based on three principles, driven by design: eliminate waste and pollution, circulate products and materials (at their highest value), and regenerate nature. provides a framework for governments and cities to realise many of their economic, environmental, and societal ambitions. Many different policy levers can be applied to accelerate the transition - from product policies that incentivise design for circularity, to laws aimed at restoring ecosystems and bringing biodiversity back into urban environments.
Use our resources to find out how the right policies can accelerate the move to a circular economy, and get guidance on how to put circular policies into practice.All policy resources
Chile’s Circular Economy Roadmap: collaboration for a shared action plan
Part of a series of case studies that exemplify elements of the Universal Circular Economy Policy Goals (2021) in practice
To illustrate how different policy approaches are helping circular economy solutions to scale...
+100 leading businesses call for EPR for packaging
This paper looks at the opportunity for the circular economy to reduce the EU's greenhouse gas...
This paper demonstrates how policymakers can pave the way to a low carbon, prosperous future.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. We develop and promote the idea of a circular economy, and work with business, academia, policymakers, and institutions to mobilise systems solutions at scale, globally.
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