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Despite its wholistic, conservation based approach, the circular economy transition can’t happen organically. It requires active planning and participation. Several important organizations are facilitating the transition. Take advantage of the valuable resources listed on this page to learn about, and plan for a circular transition in your region.

Article – Circular economy: advancement of European Union countries

“Circular economy (CE) is a development priority of the European Union and it is part of the EU industrial strategy. The transition to a more circular economy is an essential contribution to the EU’s efforts to develop a sustainable, low carbon, resource-efficient and competitive economy…”

Article – Global Supply Chains in a Post-Pandemic World

“When the Covid-19 pandemic subsides, the world is going to look markedly different. The supply shock that started in China in February and the demand shock that followed as the global economy shut down exposed vulnerabilities in the production strategies and supply chains of firms just about everywhere…”

Circular Economy Alliance

“We envision a world where circular economy is more than a subject for scientific research, but employed by all businesses to achieve green innovation through renewable resource management.”

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation

“The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. We develop and promote the idea of a circular economy, and work with business, academia, policymakers, and institutions to mobilize systems solutions at scale, globally.”

Metal Tech Alley

“Leading the Circular Economy Movement by making environmental protection profitable, and providing a road map to support thriving communities, better protected from outside influences.”

Canada.ca: What is the circular economy?

“The circular economy is a different way of doing business. The way our economies extract, use, then dispose of resources is putting pressure on our natural systems, communities, and public health. This is a linear economy—it moves in a straight line from resource extraction to waste disposal.”

West Coast Supply Chain Visibility Program

“The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, Transport Canada, the Prince Rupert Port Authority and other Pacific Gateway partners are collaborating on the West Coast Supply Chain Visibility Program to develop an Insight Driven Gateway.”

European Commission – Circular economy action plan

“The European Commission adopted the new circular economy action plan (CEAP) in March 2020. It is one of the main building blocks of the European Green Deal, Europe’s new agenda for sustainable growth…”

European Parliament – Circular economy: definition, importance and benefits

“The circular economy is a model of production and consumption, which involves sharing, leasing, reusing, repairing, refurbishing and recycling existing materials and products as long as possible. In this way, the life cycle of products is extended.”

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development English

“UNCTAD’s work on the circular economy started in 2015 with a collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation on resource-circularity potentials in large economies like India and China.”

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) –  What is a circular economy and why is it important?

“A circular economy, as defined in the Save Our Seas 2.0 Act, refers to an economy that uses a systems-focused approach and involves industrial processes and economic activities that are restorative or regenerative by design…”

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