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"From waste to resources: How the OECD can help" - Rodolfo Lacy - 17 October 2019


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"From waste to resources: How the OECD can help" by Dr. Rodolfo Lacy, Riga, Latvia, 17 October 2019

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"From waste to resources: How the OECD can help" - Rodolfo Lacy - 17 October 2019

  1. 1. FROM WASTE TO RESOURCES HOW THE OECD CAN HELP Dr. Rodolfo Lacy Director for Environment Riga, 17 October 2019
  2. 2. OECD’s computable general equilibrium model ENV-Linkages provides a useful tool for quantifying the macroeconomic consequences of the transformation to a Circular Economy 61 different materials modelled at global, regional and sectoral levels Macro-economic consequences of circular economy transition
  3. 3. Source: OECD (2019), Global Material Resources Outlook to 2060 Gigatons 0 25 50 75 100 125 150 175 1990 2000 2010 2020 2030 2040 2050 2060 GLOBAL MATERIALS USE …is projected to more than double by 2060 if no further policy action is taken 167Gt 2060 89Gt 2017 Non-metallic minerals Metals Fossil fuels Biomass
  4. 4. Macro-economic consequences of circular economy transition • GDP and structure of the economy • Jobs, trade and policy scenarios Plastics • Improving markets for recovered plastics • Issues at interface of waste and chemicals management policies New business models for the circular economy • Scalability • Environmental outcomes
  5. 5. Ongoing work 2019-20  Plastics  Continuation of work at chemicals-waste interface (focus on plastics design)  Microplastics originating from the use phase  Policies to address single-use plastics  Digitalisation and circular economy  Managing hazardous household waste focus on pharmaceuticals  Economic instruments focus on extended producer responsibility – fee modulation  Resource efficiency in value chains  Information systems and labels  Case study on policy coherence: Resource Efficiency along the Lithium-ion value chain
  6. 6. Work on plastics OECD Publication Improving markets for recycled plastics Briefing note G7 Summit in Charlevoix and Environment Ministerial in Halifax Background paper OECD Ministerial Council Meeting OECD Global Forum Sustainable Design of Plastics from a Chemicals Perspective May 2018
  7. 7.  Report on new business models for the circular economy • What are the environmental outcomes of circular business models • What is their scalability?  Report on extended producer responsibility and online sales • How online sales are undermining EPR systems for e-waste Circular Business Models and Extended Producer Responsibility
  8. 8. Environmental Performance Reviews and the Circular Economy
  9. 9. PALDIES!