The City of Cape Town has committed to undertaking a Circular Economy Action Plan. As one of Africa’s leading local governments that has embraced circular economy practices, the City has undertaken multiple initiatives to support Circular Economy practices. Cape Town currently has two projects underway in partnership with GreenCape. Through collaboration with GreenCape, the City has undertaken the development and implementation of a circular economy roadmap. Using evidence-based approaches the team will explore how the circular economy agenda can be achieved in the City by investigating the economic, enterprise development and investment potential available. In addition, the City has also undertaken a solid waste management project aimed at accelerating waste avoidance. Through this project the city will explore approaches to waste reduction, minimisation and prevention.
About ICLEI Circulars
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network working with more than 2500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 125+ countries, we influence sustainability policy and drive local action for low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development.
Circular Development is one of ICLEI´s five strategic pathways towards sustainable urban development. Through the Circular Development pathway, local and regional governments decouple urban and economic development from resource consumption, encourage equitable access to resources and create closed-loop urban and peri-urban systems. They support new local economies that are productive and not extractive, where resources are exchanged and not wasted.
ICLEI Circulars is managed by the Circular Development Team at the World Secretariat (Bonn) in close collaboration with the ICLEI Regional Offices around the world.