Circular Economy Explained

Talk of sustainability is everywhere today and along with it a growing awareness of the linear model of our existing economy.  This linear economic model is captured in the popular description of the economy as a process of “take, make and dispose.” We take natural resources from our environment, produce a product and push it out to end users who then dispose of it. This used not to be such a problem however as the economy has grown and reached planetary limits, inputs are appearing more limited and outputs have become increasingly detrimental to ecosystems.