People and Society
What’s new or special about the circular economy, apart from it being about an economy that works long term, led by business and making the economic case, is that it is about how this case emerged. It is closely linked to the information technology revolution circa 2010 onwards.
The traditional economy is based on a linear business model where increased consumption leads to higher growth, more production and subsequently to bigger profits.The circular economy incorporates a completely different business model where energy and material flows are considered and nothing is wasted. Companies making the change are showing that
How do we interpret policy effectiveness for a circular economy in the Nordic region?
Water is essential to all life, but many people in the world do not have access to a regular healthy supply. For example, in Ethiopia, only 44% of the general population can access safe drinking water, a figure that drops to under 35% in rural areas. As well as the
The European Environment Agency (EEA), based in Copenhagen, is an official body of the European Union whose mission is to gather information and provide guidance with regards to the integration of environmental criteria in economic policies and strategies. Released today, its latest publication titled “More from less” gives a detailed
Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. This Friday, we look at new information about the impact of microplastics on fish, the economic benefits of trash-eating jackals, a report on the future of the gig economy and another big piece on the future of
Education about the circular economy framework, and the crucial knowledge for it, needs to permeate every level of society, not just c-suites and experts. The ThreeC project explores to strategies to make this happen.
Bill McDonough (co-founder of Cradle to Cradle Design) recently shared an intriguing story that he came across when he started working with NASA:
Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. This Friday, discover a new use for eggshells, a successful circular economy investment story, how low-cost innovation can resolve many of the globe’s greatest challenges and more…
The ‘sharing economy’ space is fast-moving, brimming with innovation, and has the potential to change the way we live our lives. Are a set of values or principles that can ensure that these new practices contribute to a prosperous economy that works in the long term?