Looking beyond the current Linear Economy of take-make-waste, a circular economy aims to redefine growth, focusing on positive society-wide benefits. It entails gradually decoupling economic activity from the consumption of finite resources, and designing waste out of the system. Underpinned by a transition to renewable energy sources, the circular model builds economic, natural, and social capital. It is based on three principles:
o Design out waste and pollution
o Keep products and materials in use
o Regenerate natural systems
From the Ellen MacArthur Foundation: www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org.
We are supporting two circular economy projects:
We are also working with Rethink Solutions to develop workshops and online training courses