23 September 2019 - This report provides a cross-country review of waste, materials management and circular economy policies in selected OECD countries, drawing on OECD’s Environmental Performance Reviews during the period 2010-17.Read more
3 April 2019 - This report presents a typology of 5 circular business models that could support the transition to a more resource efficient and circular economy: circular supply, resource recovery, product life extension, sharing, and product service system models.Read more
February 2019 - This report presents global projections of materials use and their environmental consequences, providing a quantitative outlook to 2060 at the global, sectoral and regional levels for 61 different materials (biomass resources, fossil fuels, metals and non-metallic minerals).Read more
OECD is tackling today’s most challenging resource management issues by promoting the sustainable use of materials in order to reduce their negative environmental impacts, encouraging resource efficiency and the transition towards a circular economy.
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webinar VIDEO RECORDING: RETHINKING PLASTIC RECYCLING IN A DISPOSABLE SOCIETY
The global production and use of plastics are expected to increase fourfold to 2050 and if the material is poorly managed at the end-of-life, this will potentially result in significantly increased impacts on the environment, especially through marine plastic litter. Peter Börkey, of the OECD Environment Directorate, addressed this pressing issue and the policy responses that are required to tackle it. The presentation was based on the OECD report Improving Markets for Recycled Plastics: Trends, Prospects and Policy Responses.
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