Net-Zero Carbon by 2030

Circular Economy

Circular Economy collaboration

This Circular Economy Route Map sets out a framework to allow Glasgow to truly embrace a sustainable economic future. It presents a vision for a circular city and provides the context in which our local economy is seen as an engine for environmental and social regeneration. There is a growing urgency to build upon the momentum created by the declaration of a Climate and Ecological Emergency, the impending United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) and the need for a green recovery in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

These major events have disrupted social norms across the city and on a national and global scale. We must now capitalise on the need for change to shape our city in a positive manner and provide the lasting legacy of a new economic model that is truly sustainable.

The circular economy must be at the very core of this green recovery to benefit:

  • The Environment
    Reducing carbon emissions and the overconsumption of waste and scarce valuable natural resources.
  • The Economy
    Improving design and production methods and relying on materials that are already in use within the city eco-system rather than exploiting more virgin resources.
  • Our Communities
    Localising the economy to ensure it is based on social inclusion, justice and wellbeing and opens up opportunities for employment and wealth creation with those communities.

View the Circular Economy Route Map for Glasgow

Visit the Circular Glasgow Website

Current Status of the Circular Economy Route Map and Action Plan

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Innovation Challenge

Scottish Govt Recycling Infrastructure Fund






Sustainability Declaration

Doughnut Economics