Over the past couple of years, as companies start to understand the opportunities that lie under the concept of circular economy, the conversation has gained significant momentum. At the same time, governments at the national and regional level are developing frameworks and regulations to promote the circular economy.
Effective policymaking is crucial in accelerating and scaling up circular actions in the economy. They support businesses in overcoming hurdles by stimulating innovative projects and long-term investments in circularity, facilitating collaboration and partnerships, and producing tangible results.
Learning from successful policies can help inform future policies to promote wider actions in other sectors and regions over time.
By highlighting some representative pioneers in circular economy policy, exploring key enablers from these policies, describing how other regions could replicate these enablers and providing recommendations, this publication aims to provide insights from the policy perspective and to feed into the ongoing development of other initiatives and policies related to the circular economy globally.