In recent decades, demands on the planet’s resources have increased to a level that now represents a significant threat to our environment. Our economy is also highly dependent on our ability to manage these finite resources. As such, the transition to a circular economy – and away from the traditional “take-make-dispose” or “linear” economy – is vital to a sustainable future.
In a circular economy, products are designed for an extended life with components and materials that can be recovered or recycled – continuously. This offers significant benefits not only for the environment, but also for the sustainability of the economy.