Circular Economy Policy and Advocacy

UKGBC is working with Government and industry to drive a strong regulatory and legislative framework which supports circular principles.
circular image to represent a circular economy in response to goverments Waste and Resources Strategy

As part of UKGBC’s Circular Economy programme, we are advocating for Government to introduce stronger policy around circular principles. This will help drive the circular outcomes that leading industry players want to see as well as wider organisations working in the built environment. 

This UKGBC Circular Economy Policy Asks document has been prepared to enable UKGBC to set out an updated set of circular economy policy asks of UK Government. The aim is for the asks to draw links with the net zero carbon agenda to create alignment between policies and set a bold direction that enables systemic change across all industries and sectors that is in line with the Resources & Waste Strategy, supporting the overarching Zero Avoidable Waste ambition – zero avoidable waste by 2050.

The document brings together the policy asks originally developed through a UKGBC roundtable in 2018, the briefing from which can be found here. It builds on these from research gathered as part of the development of UKGBC’s recent circular economy guidance documents, as well as researching best practice from international policies. It also links with the UKGBC Advancing Net Zero programme. The policy asks are also in line with the Architects Journal Retrofirst campaign, and the EU Circular Economy Action Plan.

Please see the UKGBC Circular Economy Policy Asks document here.

Please see the UKGBC Circular Economy Policy roundtable write up here. 

Please see the UKGBC Circular Economy Policy roundtable presentation here 

Please see the UKGBC Circular Economy Policy roundtable briefing paper here.