Glasgow: The Circular City Hosting the COP26

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3Q 2021 | IN-6264


Glasgow a World-Leading Circular City


Glasgow is set to host the much-anticipated UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November this year. It is a city with a long industrial history, but what is it doing to become a future-proof resilient city? The answer—it is buying into the circular economy. The circular economy is a growing concept where businesses and consumers are moving away from the take-make-waste model of the past and becoming more aware of the resources that they use and what is being done at their end-of-life. The three circular economy principals are 1) Eliminate waste and pollution; 2) Keep products and materials in use; and 3) Regenerate natural systems[1].

Glasgow was the first city in the UK to sign the Circular Cities Declaration. The declaration is a collection of European cities that have committed to accelerating the transition from a linear to a circular economy. It is a clear and vocal commitment by the city to encourage and participate in a more circular economy and encourage better business practices. In practice, this is executed by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and Circle City who…

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