Resource productivity and waste

The Economics of the Circular Economy Transition – The case of Chile

5 December 2022
09:30-12:30 (CEST)
Online Meeting

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Chile has progressed in several areas to advance towards a circular economy. In the last years, Chile approved laws on extended producer responsibility, banning plastic bags and regulating single-use plastics. Chile recently published the National Strategy for Organic Waste and the Roadmap for a Circular Chile by 2040. These and other initiatives have set the stage for rapid progress towards a circular economy. These efforts benefit from exchanges on international experiences and joint learning with international organisations, such as the OECD. In this context, this workshop investigated:

  • How will socioeconomic trends affect materials use and the challenge to transition to a resource-efficient, circular economy?
  • How can the circular economy transition be designed to have double dividends for the economy and the environment?
  • How can the extractive industry adapt to a global circular economy transition?

Agenda and presentations  

Opening presentation "An outlook on global and regional materials use for the coming decades", OECD Environment Directorate
• Presentation on "A Circular Economy roadmap for Chile", Chile's Ministry of Environment
Presentation on "OECD work on policies for the CE transition", OECD Environment Directorate
Presentation on "Impacts in Chile of a Transition to Green Copper", CENTRA
Presentation on "The sectoral and macroeconomic consequences of the circular economy transition", OECD Environment Directorate
Presentation on "Circular economy in Latin America and the Caribbean: an opportunity for a transformative recovery", ECLAC
Presentation on "OECD Global Plastics Outlook", OECD Environment Directorate


• Global Material Resources Outlook to 2060: Economic Drivers and Environmental Consequences 

• Global Plastics Outlook I & II

Policy Scenarios for a transition to a more resource efficient and circular economy

• The jobs potential of a transition towards a resource-efficient and circular economy

• Business models for the circular economy

• Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Updated Guidance for Efficient Waste Management & Modulated fees for EPR schemes & EPR and impact of online sales

• Preventing single-use plastic waste

• Labelling and Information Schemes for the circular economy

• International trade and circular economy - Policy alignment

• The Consequences of a More Resource-Efficient and Circular Economy for International Trade Patterns

• Management of Pharmaceutical Household Waste: Limiting Environmental Impacts of Unused or Expired Medicine

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