We need to fix it at the source.
The term circular economy, which shows up more and more at political agendas, is precise but does not express the deep mental change that it implies.
Yet in the Indian context, the circular economy proposition is quite different. Whereas studies such as 2015's Growth Within
Amsterdam has developed an Airbnb for city-owned offices, so residents can use them for free, and may do the same with municipal
Can Circular Economy be the "Rosetta Stone" for Making the Natural Capital Investment Business Case?
For example, restoring coastal wetlands certainly has environmental, biodiversity, and carbon sequestration value. But restored
The key is a modular design, where pieces can be reused.
The first limitation to this concept is economic in nature. The economics of waste already prevent our most common waste
Over the last few decades, we've taken great strides to make recycling of paper, bottles and cans second nature in many communities. But what about other items that also are a big part of our daily lives and deserve similar attention?
If we want to fully reach a Fourth Industrial Revolution, we must first pass through a circular economy model, and this requires reflection about issues ranging from industrial policy, to investment criteria, to new business models.
It turns out being sustainable can also be profitable.
For the uninitiated, the circular economy is an alternative to the traditional cradle-to-grave, "take-make-waste" model.