Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy

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Harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution for the circular economy: consumer electronics and plastics packaging

This whitepaper is published as part of the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE), a public‑private collaboration mechanism and project accelerator dedicated to bringing about the circular economy at speed and scale.

A new circular vision for electronics: time for a global reboot

The report reveals the annual value of global e-waste as over $62.5 billion, more than the GDP of most countries. It calls for an overhaul of the current electronics system, emphasising the need for a circular economy in which resources are not extracted, used and...