Circular Economy

Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Re-choose, Repair,
Reuse, Recycle towards zero waste

ESRAG Food Waste


Circular Economy at ESRAG

How does circular economy benefit humanity?

Circular strategies reduce the greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution associated with resource extraction, manufacturing, and waste disposal. The Circularity Gap 2022 report estimates that as much as 70% of greenhouse gas emissions are generated by materials handling and use, and that humans waste over 90% of the materials we extract. “The twin agendas of circular economy and climate mitigation gets us on a path to a well below 2-degree world by 2032,” according to the report’s executive summary.


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ESRAG Virtual Business Cards

ESRAG Virtual Business Cards

Heading to RICON or other events?  Why bother with wasteful paper business cards when you can use a virtual business card? It’s easy as 1-2-3 Fill out ESRAG Digital Business Card or We’ll send you a QR code. Print the QR at your...

Simposio Latinoamericano de Medio Ambiente

Simposio Latinoamericano de Medio Ambiente

Simposio Latinoamericano de Medio Ambiente June 5-6 for World Environment Day hybrid for the first time! After the great experience of the World Environment Conference organized by ESRAG’s Latin American (LATAM) Chapter in 2021 on Zoom, we decided to have our own...

Living Within Our Planetary Means

Living Within Our Planetary Means

Our planet’s capacity to sustain human life is in dire danger, but every Rotarian can help save us. Read how Rotarians draw on their knowledge, compassion, and networks to help humankind return to living within our planetary means.

Take Action with Circular Economy

Use your professional expertise and influence to promote the development of durable products that are produced sustainably and are practical and affordable to repair. Incentivize resource recovery. Encourage sharing of services and tools – like cars or a Library of Things. You will help businesses, consumers, and local governments save money on materials, energy, and waste disposal. Click on the project overviews below to discover some of the many ways Rotarians are building circular economy around the world.

Lunch out of Landfills

Successfully diverting 40 to 60% of landfill designated waste by providing containers for liquids, organics, recycling and trash.

Plastics Solutions

Leveraging the power of Rotary to develop a global network to rethink and influence how we create, use, and dispose of plastic.

Refrigerant Solutions

Reversing Global Warming by preventing powerful Green House Gases from escaping into the atmosphere. What is it?…



A circular economy is an economic
system aimed at eliminating waste and
the continual use of resources.

 Throughout our region Rotary is making a difference in a variety of ways that are tailored to suit the local situation. We have included some and look forward to promoting more project types when we receive the information.

A major area of focus is recycling and re-purposing reusable equipment and supplies.

These strategies replace the “take-make-waste” linear economy by circulating products and materials at their highest value and keeping as much as possible out of our waste stream. Circular economy can be enhanced at every stage of a product’s useful life:
• building sustainability and durability into product design
• sustainable manufacture
• improving systems for maintenance and repair
• sharing services and equipment
• reusing products, and
• minimizing waste


Featured Events

ESRAG Annual General Meeting 2023
Speaker: Rebecca Huntley
Topic: How to talk about climate change
June 22nd 2023 at 1:00 pm (GMT +00.00) Greenwich Mean Time (Dublin)
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Li+ ion Battery Recycling Project on your approved Date
Topic: Fee for subscribing to the Li+ ion project - $250.00 per club
June 30th 2023 at 6:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Pacific Standard Time
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