Circular Economy

The global resource & waste management crisis, and the deep transformation of consumer expectations and behaviours, and the work being done as part of the EU Circular Economy Package, means the Retail and Consumer Goods sector needs to rapidly reinvent the way consumer products are sold.

The purpose of this focus area is to

  • to promote education and awareness on the Circular Economy
  • to present the trends emerging around the EU Circular Economy Package, specifically as they apply to the retail & CPG sector.
  • to encourage collaboration on global circular economy activities across the supply chain of retailers and manufacturers.


This focus area was established in 2019 and is currently made up of representatives from ECR France (Institut du Commerce), ECR Austria, ECR Italy, and ECR Ireland. For more information about how to get involved please contact

ECR Community Circular Economy Resources

In 2019/2020, we conducted a series of webinars in 2020 featuring AIM, EuroCommerce, Consumer Goods Forum, Kantar, Petrel, Lucart. You can access these here.

In 2022 we published a Review of Global Circular Economy Case Studies in the Retail and CPG Sector. This is supported by a webinar series. Find out more here.

Useful Links

EU Circular Economy Package

Ellen Macarthur Foundation

Kantar Report: Consumer Response To Plastic Waste

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