The Circular Economy

Turning Trash Into California's New Innovation Boom



A circular economy is a roadmap to a zero-waste future with less climate pollution and more green jobs. 

California can move from a disposable system, where most items are used once, then sent to a landfill forever, to a circular one, where we collect and reuse items or remanufacture them into new products.

CalRecycle’s Division of the Circular Economy

California is innovating systems to cut waste and ensure all materials have a path to reuse or recycling.

Circular Economy Symposium–May 17, 2022

We discuss how California is building a circular, remanufacturing, and reuse system to ensure products used in California are recycled here in our state. Symposium speakers include CalEPA Secretary Jared Blumenfeld and CalRecycle Director Rachel Machi Wagoner.

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