There’s a lot happening around the Circular Economy at the moment. The launched their introduction to the concept this time last year, and this January sees the publication of . It’s being discussed at Davos and seems to be gaining some recognition, which is good to see.
I haven’t had a chance to read the whole paper yet, but I will. The Circular Economy is a no-brainer as far as I’m concerned, replacing a linear industrial model with one based around re-use and recycling. Here’s a useful diagram of some of the loops involved in a circular economy, showing how products are designed to be fixable, refurbishable, and recyclable at the end of their lifetimes – “an industrial system that is restorative by design”.