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Spotlight on the circular economy - targeting sustainable development by 'closing the loop'

19/09/2019

Our current “take, make and dispose” approach to economic activity is reaching its limits - ‘closing the loop’ offers a potential solution to some of its challenges

  • Since the start of the industrial era, linear economic models have dominated the global economy, with resources typically extracted, used, and then disposed of as waste
  • Moving to a more circular economy, where waste from production and consumption becomes a resource to be recycled, repaired and reused, offers a potential alternative
  • Where companies successfully embrace the circular economy, they should be better positioned to tap in to long-term trends like this and deliver competitive returns for their investors

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