Circularity in Action

Circularity in Action

Achieving true circularity requires a movement. More transparency around the environmental impact of our decisions is needed to create an optimized recovery ecosystem.
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CircularityinAction.com was created to help businesses, institutions and individuals take action to stimulate the recycling economy and help create circularity. We are passionate in our mission to accelerate the transition to a society that uses resources sustainably. We built Circularity in Action to support the transition from a linear to a circular system. We want to work with people and organizations to inspire more action toward circularity through better information and connect people with tools for action. Achieving true circularity requires a movement. More transparency around the environmental impact of our decisions is needed to create an optimized recovery ecosystem.
How healthy is the American recycling system? The United States is only recycling and composting 32.1% of the total municipal solid waste generated. And, this rate has the potential to fall even lower without action.
Recycling & Composting Rate 32.1% of the total municipal solid waste generated in 2018 Source: U.S. EPA
Transitioning from a linear to a circular system. To ensure we move away from the linear model of take, make, waste to a more sustainable way of managing our natural resources, it's important we all understand our roles in a circular economy and what actions we can take to drive circularity. When a value chain aligns around a resources lifecycle, the foundation for circularity, we reduce waste and drive efficient use of resources.
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Driving action toward a system with circularity at its core, requires that we bring information front and center about why it's important.






Check out what others are doing to support recycling and the transition to a circular economy. The United States has a long and rich history of recycling market development efforts by a wide range of stakeholders. In order to overcome current challenges in achieving a circular economy, we must share lessons learned, success stories and specific mechanisms which have advanced recycling in the past. Check out the Info Exchange to get access to critical information on including programs, policies, tools and research to drive future growth of the circular economy in the U.S.

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