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In this section you will find existing strategies for the transition to a circular economy adopted at national, regional or local level by public authorities.

As the website is meant to expand in the coming months to offer search features also in this section,
the documents presented below are mere examples of the kind of strategies that we wish to collect and make available to other stakeholders.

To submit your own strategy for this section, please contact the secretariat.







FINLAND - Leading the cycle – Finnish road map to a circular economy 2016-2025   

The Finnish Roadmap to achieve a Circular Economy goal is to create a shared mindset in Finnish society to promote the circular economy and determine the most effective means to do it. The Roadmap focuses on 5 focus areas, topics that will initially be used in advancing the circular economy in Finland. Based on Finland’s traditional strengths, these topics include a sustainable food system, forest-based loops, technical loops, transport and logistics, and joint actions.


BRUSSELS-CAPITAL REGIONRegional plan for the circular economy

Brussels Capital region Circular Economy strategy, adopted in 2016, sets a 10 year framework to move Brussels' economy towards a circular model. The strategy is focused on three objectives: transform environmental goals into economic opportunities, anchor the Brussels economy, where possible, to local produce and to minimise transportation whilst optimising the use of available territory in order to create additional value for the people of Brussels and to contribute to the creation of employment. It is structured in 4 different axes (combining 111 actions): Transversal ( regulatory framework); sectorial (specific industries); territorial and governance (to bring together 3 ministerial department)


GOVERNMENT OF THE NETHERLANDS - A Circular Economy in the Netherlands by 2050

The Government-wide programme for a Circular Economy is aimed at developing a circular economy in the Netherlands by 2050. Its ambition is to realise, together with a variety of stakeholders, an (interim) objective of a 50% reduction in the use of primary raw materials (minerals, fossil and metals) by 2030. It has as main priorities: Biomass and food, plastics, the manufacturing industry, construction sector and consumer goods.