Globally, over 60 billion tons of natural resources are extracted per year, and over 13 billion tons of waste are disposed into landfills, incinerators, and waterways. This linear, take-make-waste process puts enormous strain on the global environment. Tackling this challenge requires moving to a circular economy, which addresses the entire lifecycle of products to ensure that resource efficiency is dramatically improved through better material use and design, that consumer behavior changes, and that recovery and recycling processes become much more efficient. This round table will discuss opportunities and constraints for moving towards a circular economy based on practical examples and knowledge from countries and global platforms like the WEF’s Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy.
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