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ISO knows the Value of WASTE and Closing-the-Loop- ISO knows the Value of WASTE! >>> Break-thru

The idea for the ISO Circular Economy committee began with a seminar held by AFNOR, ISO’s member for France. What followed was a French standard, XP X30-901, Circular economy, published in 2018. The response was so positive that an international committee was proposed and ISO/TC 323 began to get to work.
The standards for ISO/TC 323 are to be published in 2024.

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ISO knows the Value of WASTE

We’re ISO, the International Organization for Standardization.
We develop and publish International Standards.
ISO’s certifications are among the most trusted.

1:07 minutes – Dare to dream BIG: Standards empower innovators
To create the innovations of today and tomorrow we have to work together, but first we need to understand each other. To exchange knowledge, to make things compatible, ISO standards are the solid base, the common language that humanity can rely on. (EN, ES, FR, DA subtitles)
ISO, great things happen, when the world agrees:

We are adding ISO/TC 323Circular economy.

We consume far too much,
far too quickly and then
throw it all away…….

ISO knows the Value of WASTE- ISO knows the Value of WASTE! >>> Break-thru

Driving ambition to Close the Loops

The Circular Economy, “a sustainable model of production and consumption”, is a pillar of climate action. But we’re not taking it nearly serious enough. Mrs Catherine Chevauche, ISO/TC 323 Chairperson

Mitigating/curing climate change calls for us to rethink how we work and live. Given that 70 % of all greenhouse gas emissions are associated with extracting raw materials from the Earth and processing them, the transition to a more sustainable model of producing and consuming goods is essential. In a circular economy, waste – such as heat and wastewater – is utilized as a “resource”, “closing the loop” of product life cycles

It’s a formidable challenge. The latest Circularity Gap Report found a hundred billion tonnes of materials are consumed every year, of which more than 90 % are wasted. Catherine Chevauché, Chair of the ISO committee responsible for drafting the first International Standard for the circular economy, says there is no time to waste in closing the loop – but governments, organizations and individuals aren’t acting fast enough. She does not hesitate to call this an “emergency”. 

“The question is timing. We have to do more, and we have to do it faster,” she says. “But it’s not easy to change a way of doing things when you [have done it] since the Industrial Revolution and you have this mindset. To change that, and in a really short time… I don’t know if it’s possible, but we try!” …

Hope on the horizon 
Despite the scale of the challenge, there is reason to be optimistic. Policy interventions like the European Union’s Green New Deal includes the circular economy as a key “building block” of economic recovery from COVID-19. The Netherlands aims to reach 50 % circularity by 2030. The Japanese government recognizes businesses closing the loop with its Circular Economy Challenge, while Brazil welcomes its first circular economy laboratory. [And the USA’s Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is filled with investments in Clean Energy and Climate Action for their citizens.]

Meanwhile, at ISO, the technical committee for the circular economy is drafting its package of Circular Economy Standards with renewed urgency. Instead of drafting one standard at a time, ISO will draft standards in parallel over three years. The standards will be published by the beginning of 2024. There has been resounding international support for the circular economy, with the number of member countries engaging with the standards growing from 40 to 85. 

The publication of the standards will be an important milestone in the transition towards a more sustainable world in which waste is reduced and reused, equipping organizations everywhere with the information they need to start shifting to circularity. 

ISO knows the Value of WASTE

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ISO knows the Value of WASTE

ISO/TC 323 Circular Economy

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A Technical Committee (TC) was formed in 2018 to create international standards related to the Circular Economy. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) gave this committee the designation TC 323.

National organizations contribute to the Global work of this committee as participants or observers.

ISO TC 323 Circular Economy in a nutshell – Participants

ISO knows the Value of WASTE also in Education- ISO knows the Value of WASTE! >>> Break-thru

Education about economic, societal and environmental benefits of standards

We believe that ISO Standards benefit everybody, but we recognize that their benefits often remain hidden. This is why we believe that it is important to teach the economic, societal and environmental benefits of International Standards at all education levels.

ISO knows the Value of WASTE

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ISO knows the Value of WASTE

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