Circularity Gap Report 2022
In 2017, Circle Economy recognized the urgent need to accurately measure the circular economy. So far, there was no global baseline measurement on the circular state of our world or data available to truly understand how we can effectively move towards circularity or monitor progress.
That is why, in January 2018, the first Circularity Gap Report was published during the World Annual Forum in Davos. This first report established that our world is only 9.1% circular, leaving a massive circularity gap. It also provided a framework and fact-base to measure and monitor progress in bridging the global circularity gap.
This iteration marks the fifth edition. The Reports provide highlevel insights into the globe’s material flows and key levers for transitioning to circularity. They also support decision-makers with clear metrics, global data and a measurement of the circular economy to guide their action.