Guiding documents on resource efficiency  and  supporting reports requested by the G7.


Plastics Innovation Challenge

The G7 Innovation Challenge to address marine plastic litter, launched at the 2018 Environment Ministers’ Meeting in at Halifax promotes scaleable solutions to reduce plastic waste and marine litter, including technological and social innovations in plastics use, management, reuse, and end-of-life processing.

5-Year Bologna Roadmap on Resource Efficiency

Building on the overall vision and areas of action set out in the Toyama Framework, the Bologna Roadmap – developed under the Italian G7 presidency – outlines priority actions areas in the G7 to advance life cycle based material management, resource efficiency, and the 3Rs. The Roadmap commits the G7 countries to continue work on issues and solutions such as resource efficiency indicators, links with climate change, economic analysis of resource efficiency, food waste, plastics, green public procurement, and lifetime extension product policies.

Toyama Framework on Material Cycles

The Toyama Framework, developed under the Japanese G7 presidency in 2016, lays out a common vision to enhance resource efficiency and to promote the 3Rs. The Framework includes a number of goals for ambitious action by G7 countries, including, including cooperation with diverse local actors, other countries, and a process for regular updates on progress by member countries and the European Commission.


Resource Efficiency


Climate Change

(IRP, 2020)

Our Actions for a Resource-Efficient Future:

Following up G7 Progress on Toyama Framework on Material Cycles and 5-year Bologna Roadmap

(Japan Ministry of Environment, 2019)

Resource Efficiency: Potential and Economic Implications

(IRP, 2017)

Policy Guidance on Resource Efficiency

(OECD, 2016)