Circular Economy in Taiwan

Author: Circular Taiwan Network

Towards A Circular Taiwan – a publication about circular economy cases in Taiwan

What will it be like if we live in a world of circular economy?

The burden and extremity brought forth by the linear economy is evidently not a viable option to meet the demand of humanity’s sustainable development. As the human needs can be met ingeniously with circular, renewable resources, a lifestyle unlimited by resources is thus born. Such is the challenge faced by enterprises and the new opportunity for a transition to create competitiveness. It requires wit and cross-sector collaboration for enterprises to tackle challenges ahead and employ the thinking of circular economy, creating infinite values of circular, renewable values with finite resources and a circular living of sustainability together with consumers.

We hand-picked projects of circular economy that are most brilliant or thoroughly planned. Enterprises in practices are invited to share their fruits of efforts and journeys either in Chinese and English, so that the enterprises at home and abroad may learn the progress of circular economy in Taiwan. We combed through important principles and approaches of circular economy in a simplified, systematic framework in hopes of reaching a consensus among enterprises, the government, and all stakeholders for a shared goal to work for.

Highlights in the Book:

Circular Living

Cases from the topics of “Agro-food and Biomass”, “Textile and Plastics”, “Housing and Mobility”, and “Technology and Chemistry” are compiled to indicate that the circular economy is not something in the distant future, but that starts to be realized in life. 

Systemic Framework

With “Circular Economy Transition Roadmap for Enterprises” as the axis of the book, the WHY, WHAT, and HOW for a transition to a circular economy are elaborated. Together with charts of material flow, each topic guides readers to capture the status as it is, the trend, and opportunity. All cases are illustrated with the WHAT and HOW elements of the Roadmap.


The cases introduced are “project-based”. The collaborative practitioners and partners deeply involved are listed in details to manifest the “spirit of collaboration” in circular economy.

A total of 66 circular stories unique to Taiwan are collected in this book, in which over 360 practitioners and partners are involved. Yet, it is merely a beginning. In the future, we anticipate more practitioners joining the procession to a circular Taiwan to bring about more brilliant stories of circulation. Hopefully, we may all live in a world of circular economy someday.