WWF Policy Guidance: Circular Economy for Packaging in the United States

Building off existing collaborative efforts, this document aims to create alignment around a common understanding of key terms and concepts and offers guidance on how policy can enable a circular economy, especially regarding plastic and other materials, in the United States.

This document has both common definitions, which can be used in legislative contexts to set the scope for related programs, and recommendations by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) for how these programs and definitions should function. This guidance is intended for policymakers, government agencies, and other public sector groups with an interest in establishing and implementing policy that enables a circular economy at the local, state, and national levels.