Circular Economy

The circular economy is a $4.5 trillion opportunity. It’s a new way of looking at the relationships between markets, customers and natural resources, leveraging innovative new business models and disruptive technologies to transform the current “take, make, dispose” economic model. 

Successful circular initiatives will reduce our dependence on natural resources while creating value for companies and their stakeholders. Companies may also discover that the circular economy helps them to drive bottom-line growth, enhance competitiveness and mitigate risk.

To help businesses become more circular, we provide:

  • Information sharing
  • Scalable solutions
  • Metrics and measurement
  • Advocacy and communication



It is the global business collaboration delivering innovative, scalable solutions for the circular economy.  It brings companies together to reinvent how business finds, uses and disposes of the materials that make up global trade.  

Marketplace HUB

The Marketplace HUB is a tool designed to foster a sustainable use of resources through accelerating business to business reuse opportunities for secondary materials worldwide.

News and Insights

Next Event

Council Member Meeting 2017

16 - 20 October, 2017,
 Mexico City, Mexico

More Events

World Circular Economy Forum 2017

5 - 7 June, 2017
, Helsinki, Finland


19 - 20 June, 2017
, Brussels, Belgium
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Impact on Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Materials cluster aspires to create a planet without any waste in 2050. Our cluster work program addresses Sustainable Development Goal 12—Responsible Consumption and Production and supports 12 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.


Andrea Brown

Director, Circular Economy

Brendan Edgerton

Manager, Circular Economy

Elena Giotto

Associate, Circular Economy

Sebastian Negron-Reichard

Associate, Circular Economy