Factor10 is WBCSD’s Circular Economy project. It brings companies together to reinvent how business finds, uses and disposes of the materials that make up global trade. It’s a platform that will help to identify and remove the barriers that exist and create scalable solutions that businesses all around the world can use.

By collaborating on solutions that go beyond business as usual, Factor10 will deliver high-impact, large-scale results where resources are used wisely, processes create the greatest possible value, and nothing is wasted.

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.


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.

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.

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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Liaison Delegate Meeting 2019

1 - 4 April, 2019,
 Montreux, Switzerland

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Brendan Edgerton

Director, Circular Economy

Thomas Deloison

Director, Mobility

Carolien Van Brunschot

Manager, Circular Economy

Suzanne Kuiper

Secondee, Circular Economy

Elena Giotto

Associate, Circular Economy