Circular Charlotte is a new, regenerative economic model designed to produce zero waste. Currently, Charlotte’s 900,000 tons of annual waste represent a residual value of roughly $111 million per year. By simply adopting a comprehensive waste diversion strategy, Charlotte could create more than 2,000 jobs by harnessing material instead of dumping it into ever-growing landfills.
The City of Charlotte will implement Circular Charlotte as an economic development strategy in Charlotte. The Circular Charlotte initiatives will help Charlotte address key issues impacting the entire city - economic and social mobility. The expectation is that Circular Charlotte will help Charlotte become the epicenter for people and cities to learn how to experiment, create and innovate.