Circular Economy Commitments

Accelerating the transition to a circular economy.

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We recognize that realizing a sustainable world means that we must accelerate the transition to a circular economy. We must become a circular Google. At Google, we believe the path to a cleaner, healthier future begins with the decisions we make each day. That’s why we build sustainability into everything we do and strive to make smarter, more efficient use of our natural resources.

Creating a circular economy for materials, products, and buildings is a complex global challenge — but we see it as an opportunity to create and share processes, with people and the planet in mind.

A circular Google

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Building for circularity

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Our workplaces

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Building circular data centers

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Made by Google

Supporting partners

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Google for Startups Accelerator: Circular Economy

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Growing impact through business partnerships

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Supporting action on plastic pollution

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Responsible supply chains

Empowering people

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Recycling on Google Maps & Search

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Your Plan, Your Planet

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Published white papers and environmental reports

Take a deeper look: Google’s commitment to climate action

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Read about how we’re closing the Plastics Circularity Gap

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1 Minimum percentage of recycled or renewable plastic content calculated as a percentage of total plastic (by weight) in all products manufactured in 2025. The following may be excluded from the calculation of percentage: printed circuit boards, labels, cables, connectors, electronic components and modules, optical components, electrostatic discharge (ESD) components, electromagnetic interference (EMI) components, films, coatings and adhesives. Renewable content consists of plastic made from bio-based material.
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