The Circular Economy in Glasgow, United Kingdom
The transition to a circular economy in Glasgow is part of a broader journey of the
city aiming to transition from being one of the greatest industrial places in the
world back in the 19th century, to becoming a carbon-neutral city by 2030. The 2020
Glasgow Circular Economy Route Map seeks to enable a system where people can access
local jobs and where green business practices contribute to achieving zero carbon
goals. This new path, primarily driven by the collaboration between Glasgow Chamber
of Commerce, Zero Waste Scotland and Glasgow City Council, can also contribute to
the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, which severely affected the local economy.
This report summarises the findings from a 20-month policy dialogue between the OECD,
the city of Glasgow and several stakeholders, presenting the state of the art of the
circular transition, the main challenges and the ways forward for the implementation
of the city’s Route Map.
Available from November 10, 2021
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