What is a
Circular Economy?

As per the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a circular economy seeks to rebuild capital, whether this is financial, manufactured, human, social or natural. This ensures enhanced flows of goods and services.

In a circular economy, economic activity builds and rebuilds overall system health. The concept recognizes the importance of the economy needing to work effectively at all scales – for large and small businesses, for organisations and individuals, globally and locally.

Transitioning to a circular economy does not only amount to adjustments aimed at reducing the negative impacts of the linear economy. Rather, it represents a systemic shift that builds long-term resilience, generates business and economic opportunities, and provides environmental and societal benefits.

Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Image by Ellen MacArthur Foundation.


For more information and resources on the circular economy, please visit the Ellen McArthur Foundation.

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