Renewable Matter # 06-07 / October-December

The Circular Economy: A Work in Progress

by Danilo Bonato

Today 90% of European manufacturing revenue comes from linear industrial processes. There is only one alternative: rethinking the concept of waste with models that maximize the reuse of goods through disassembling and recycling.

 

For Europe, 2014 was supposed to be the year of the circular economy: a new paradigm to project development models for society and industry from now to 2050. Those hopes were doused at the end of last year by the new European Commission under Jean-Claude Juncker, who decided to cut a long list of programmes believed to be ineffective or too expensive. Unfortunately, the circular economy...

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