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West Midlands' Circular Economy Routemap

Priority areas and strategic interventions

To accelerate the transition to a circular economy, the West Midlands must target its strongest sectors, leveraging its expertise and scaling up existing projects. To that effect, three priority areas were chosen:

Circular Manufacturing:

The West islands has a unique opportunity to drive the growth of a competitive clean tech sector, support the decarbonisation of the transport sector, and optimise the use and re-use of precious materials and metals through manufacturing

Circular Construction:

Distinctive opportunities exist in unlocking brownfield sites, embedding circular design, capitalising on new material innovations, and leveraging new delivery models, whilst building on the region's existing initiatives.

Circular Food:

The West Midlands in a major food and drink manufacturing hub and is home to diverse community groups working on food issues. The region can leverage this landscape to engage the entire food supply chain to re-design its food system.