The CE100 network welcomes new Government & Cities member, City of Milan

May 30, 2019

The Foundation welcomes new Circular Economy 100 (CE100) member, the City of Milan.

Today, at Palazzo Marino, Milan's City Hall, the Vice Mayor, Anna Scavuzzo, and the Director of the Department for Urban Economy and Labour - City of Milan, Renato Galliano, came together to announce the City of Milan’s CE100 membership and share Milan’s ambitions for a circular economy. Representatives from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Italian partners of the Foundation including Intesa Sanpaolo, Enel, Lucart Group, and Novamont shared perspectives on the important role of public-private collaboration and their own ambitions for a circular economy in Italy.

As a Government & Cities member, the City of Milan will join other cities such as Phoenix, London, Charlotte, Toronto, and Brussels in collaborating for a circular economy.

City representatives will join the global CE100 network at Acceleration Workshops, the Annual Ellen MacArthur Foundation Summit and other collaborative events to offer insights and new ideas, develop connections with governments, cities, universities, and businesses, and learn about the circular economy to scale their ambitions.

The CE100 network is delighted to welcome the City of Milan, whose participation builds on a strong ecosystem of Italian companies working towards a circular economy. We look forward to engaging with city stakeholders as they develop their circular economy ambitions, including a focus on topics such as food, fashion, design, and resilience.

- Jocelyn Blériot, Executive Officer and Head of Institutions, Governments and Cities, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

We are proud to join and be part of such a strong and important network, and that Milan has been welcomed into the programme as a result of its three distinctive points: the Food Policy’s results achieved so far - especially in the fight against food waste - as well as its commitment to create shorter food chains; its strength - both nationally and internationally - in the field of fashion and design and the initiatives that bring awareness of the importance of sustainability in these sectors; and the strategies of resilience that are being brought forward, particularly in the context of the '100 Resilient Cities’ project.

- Vice Mayor, Anna Scavuzzo

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