Last November, Colombia’s Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development announced that it would launch the country’s first National Circular Economy Strategy. This initiative aims to transform the country’s economic and productive system, turning it into a pioneer for Latin America and the Caribbean in the transition towards a circular economy.  Primary objectives include: the reuse of materials, resource flow efficiency and a significant increase in the rate of recycling and reuse of waste (from the current level of 8.7% to at least 17.9% by 2030). The goal for improvement in the correct treatment of urban waste has been set at 30% by 2022, compared with the current 17%.  The plan, however, involves more than just waste management, even though that is the m...