IP forges Querétaro as the national epicenter of the circular economy

Queretaro, Qro. Moving from a linear model of production and consumption to a circular model is the goal of QroCircular, a strategy launched by the Querétaro Private Initiative (IP).

Business and social organizations, state agencies and academic institutions collaborate in the project.

This strategy seeks to profile Querétaro as the benchmark for the circular economy in the country, explained the executive director of QroCircular, Cristina Casas Robles.

He explained that in order to materialize the state initiative, the transition models that have been implemented in Europe are taken as a reference.

“With this, we set a benchmark for it to become the epicenter of the circular economy in Mexico,” he declared.

During the presentation of the initiative, the president of the Employers’ Confederation of the Mexican Republic (Coparmex) in Querétaro, Jorge Camacho Ortega, stressed that it is necessary to move towards sustainable production models that allow the reuse of raw materials.

“We have been in a linear economy, where waste and waste are thrown away and we contaminate land, seas, wind. It is time for this to change, for us to create a circular economy where waste is reinserted into the production cycle, where we reuse waste so that we do not pollute more, ”he deepened.

The circular economy consists of three principles: design without waste, without pollution and without emissions; keep products and materials in use for as long as possible, promoting repair and remanufacturing, as well as regenerating natural systems.

Member of the governing council

In this context, they presented QroCircular as a multisectoral initiative, which is why a council was formed whose first action is to create a roadmap on the circular economy in the state, to later carry it out.

Through the roadmap, it seeks to create a plan that proposes the transition of production models, establishing goals for 2030.

The board of directors 2022 of QroCircular was protested with the purpose of promoting the circular economy, sustainable development and decarbonization; made up of representatives of local and national Coparmex, as well as the civil association Querétaro es Uno, the secretariats of Sustainable Development (Sedesu) and Youth (Sejuve).

In addition, the National School of Higher Studies (ENES) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Juriquilla, the Tec de Monterrey, the recycling company Remsa, among others, participate.

The president of Coparmex Federations, Lorena Jiménez Salcedo, added that even though the state already has the Law for the Prevention, Comprehensive Management and Circular Economy of Waste, it is required that this legislative framework be translated into regulations for the municipalities and function as a public policy.

[email protected]

Leave a Comment