Circular Economy - Factor10

The future of business is circular, and there’s no room for waste in it. Factor 10, WBCSD's new circular economy program, aims to bring circularity into heart of business leadership and practice.

Our goal is to build a critical mass of engagement within and across business to move the circular Economy to deliver and scale solutions needed to build a sustainable world. 

In order to reach Vision 2050 in which not a particle of waste exists, eco-efficiency of materials must improve by a factor of 10. This target was previously referenced by the Factor10 Institute in 1994 when they called for the ten-fold improvement in resource efficiency.


Practitioner Guide to the Circular Economy

Browse over 70 strategies, 125 circular economy concepts and 300 resources to help you find the tangible actions you can take to implement circularity across your company.

CEO Guide to the Circular Economy

The CEO Guide to the circular economy is a call to action that will help businesses get into the circular mindset. The Guide highlights the opportunities business can take by moving towards a circular economy.


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.

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WBCSD Council Meeting 2018

22 - 25 October, 2018,

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3 - 14 December, 2018
, Katowice, Poland

Liaison Delegate Meeting 2019

1 - 4 April, 2019
, Montreux, Switzerland

WBCSD Council Meeting 2019

14 - 17 October, 2019
, Lisbon, Portugal
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8 Jun 2017

Reducing Ocean Waste

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