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Transforming Recycling and Solid Waste Management in North America

Status: Active
Operational Plan: 2021
Project Duration: 48 months
Start date: November 15, 2021

Reducing waste and closing material loops help minimize environmental impacts throughout the value chain of resources and products. They also present considerable economic opportunities. Circular economy strategies, including a multitude of recovery options, are estimated to unlock $4.5 trillion in economic growth around the globe. The transition to a circular economy and increased material recovery also offers the potential for climate change mitigation.  The impact that material circularity will have on greenhouse gas emissions is highly dependent on the type of material being recovered and the local circumstances affecting energy offsets. Shifting toward sustainable production and consumption patterns is about improving the management and efficient use of materials and resources. This shift opens the door to new economic and environmental opportunities, as well as securing a more sustainable and resilient economic future.

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Participating Partners

For more information about this project or to partner with us, contact:

Armando Yáñez Sandoval
Head of Unit for Green Growth
(514) 350-4337