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RoadMap for Circular Chile by 2040

  • Published on February 19, 2021

The vision of this roadmap is that by 2040, a regenerative circular economy drives Chile to a sustainable, fair and participatory development path that puts people at the centre; this, through the care of nature and its living beings, the responsible and efficient management of our natural resources, and a society that uses, consumes, and produces in a sustainable and conscious way, promoting the creation of green jobs and opportunities for people and organizations through the country.

In order to achieve the vision, this roadmap establishes a series of initiatives and actions that will guide Chile towards a more circular production system and consumption habits, with short, medium and long-term goals related to increasing the generation of green jobs, reducing generation of waste, the increase in the recycling rate and the recovery of sites affected by illegal disposal, among others. A short-term horizon indicates that the action is expected to be completed before the end of 2022; a medium term horizon, that it will be materialized before the end of 2026; and a long-term horizon, that its implementation will be completed before the end of 2030. These goals will be achieved through the participation and coordination of different actors in society, where companies, citizens, academia, municipalities and the public sector have different levels of responsibility. The roadmap is structured based on four lines of work or pillars, namely circular innovation, circular culture, circular regulation and circular territories, each with specific initiatives and actions. The first pillar focuses on the need to focus the creativity and innovation capabilities of the productive sector on the design and deployment of production systems with less socio-environmental impacts through lifecycles. The second pillar focuses on the cultural changes that need to take place to achieve the vision that has been presented. The third emphasizes initiatives that should be driven from the central level of the state, including sectoral ministries and services. And the fourth and last one focuses on initiatives that should be promoted by local actors such as regional governments, municipalities, social organizations, and business associations acting in their localities.

The roadmap should be updated in a period of no more than 10 years.

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