What is the circular economy?

The circular economy model challenges the take-make-consume-throw away culture. Instead, it promotes the use of more sustainable materials and quality production methods to make items last longer.

Repairing, leasing and sharing are encouraged over individual ownership. Materials should then be recycled for as long as possible before finally being thrown away.

Wales is currently ranked third best in the world at recycling and has ambitious plans to create a truly circular economy beyond recycling.