- Amsterdam Is Embracing a New Economic Theory to Help Save the Environment. Could It Replace Capitalism?
- Waste Not, Want Not
- Circular Economy in Fashion and in Your Closet
- We won’t save the Earth with a better kind of disposable coffee cup
What would a sustainable, universally beneficial economy look like? "Like a doughnut," says Oxford economist Kate Raworth. In a stellar, eye-opening talk, she explains how we can move countries out of the hole -- where people are falling short on life's essentials -- and create regenerative, distributive economies that work within the planet's ecological limits.
Sewage is a vital part of a circular economy—and we have the tech to make good use of it. Why don’t we?
Circular economy in fashion is gaining ground. Here's what that means, why it's good, and how it ties into minimalism and your wardrobe.
The ability to repair phones will be key to conserving resources, tackling e-waste and climate mitigation, and building a circular economy for electronics.
Designers and brands must go beyond recycling and focus on making bigger, systems-level changes to help the world move to a circular economy – and ultimately reach its net-zero goals, says Ellen MacArthur.
Traditional, “take-make-dispose” economies have had devastating impacts on people and the environment. But the circular economy model has the potential to trigger far-reaching change, and put the world on track to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. While the predominant approach to economic growth has created vast amounts of waste to profit relatively few people, a circular model could treat waste as a design flaw and generate more distributed and inclusive systems. Ultimately, it offers an opportunity to rethink, redesign, and reconceptualize economies to better address human needs and make more efficient use of natural resources - and its relatively nascent state makes it ripe for innovation. This briefing is based on the views of a wide range of experts from the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network and is curated in partnership with Rahmin Bender-Salazar, Lecturer, and Stefano Pascucci, Visiting Researcher, at Wageningen University & Research, and Domenico Dentoni, Full Professor and co-holder of the Communication and Organizing for Sustainability Transformation (COAST) Chair, Montpellier Business School.
It’s the first time a major city has attempted to put doughnut theory into action on a local level
Our global food system discards 46 million tonnes of fish each year. Why?
We must challenge the corporations that urge us to live in a throwaway society rather than seeking ‘greener’ ways of maintaining the status quo, says George Monbiot
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