Policies & Frameworks

Circular economy is accelerating globally with countries, regions, and cities making commitments and developing their own policies, strategies, and action plans. The policies and frameworks selected reflect commitments to advance circularity; the status of procurement globally; and how circular procurement is being used to influence responsible consumption and production, and address policy issues like climate change.

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Sustainable Montreal 2016-2020

Montreal plans to innovate and demonstrate creativity to become models in their management practices and plans, policies, and programs by integrating sustainable development principles into all facets of their activities. Making the transition toward a green, circular...
Sustainable Montreal 2016-2020
Sustainable Montreal 2016-2020

Montreal plans to innovate and demonstrate creativity to become models in their management practices and plans, policies, and programs by integrating sustainable development principles into all facets of their activities. Making the transition toward a green, circular...

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Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act
Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act

To support a shift toward a circular economy, Ontario passed the Waste-Free Ontario Act, 2016. It enacted two acts: the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016, and the Waste Diversion Transition Act, 2016. Under the new legislation, the province is moving...

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Towards a Model of Circular Economy for Italy
Towards a Model of Circular Economy for Italy

Towards a Model of Circular Economy is a strategic framework and starting point for Italy that links their commitement to fostering a circular economy. It will inform the National Action Plan on the Circular Economy that will prescribe goals, policy measures, and...

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