This report responds to the request by G7 Leaders at the Schloss Elmau Summit in June
2015, for the OECD to develop policy guidance on resource efficiency. Establishing
a resource efficient economy is a major environmental, development and macroeconomic
challenge today. Improving resource efficiency by putting in place policies that implement
the principles of reduce, reuse, recycle (the 3Rs) is crucial to improving resource
use, security and competitiveness while diminishing the associated environmental impacts.