Pollution and Circular Economy

Pollution has a pervasive impact on people and society, on biodiversity loss and on climate change. One of the root causes of pollution – and also of climate change and biodiversity loss – is the unsustainable use of natural resources in our production and consumption models.

A key part of the solution to the three planetary crises that we face on climate, nature and pollution is to transition to a more resource efficient and circular economy, where waste and pollution are eliminated, products and materials are kept in use at their highest value and natural systems are regenerated. This is a priority, not only for our planet and our health, but also to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.