Circular Economy

What is the circular economy, and why does it matter that it is shrinking?

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Circular economy: Reusing products can contribute to reducing our CO2 emissions. Image: Unsplash/Josh Power

Victoria Masterson
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Ian Shine
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The circular economy could unlock $4.5 trillion of value by 2030. Image: European Parliament

Material extraction in a linear economy will rise to dangerous heights.
Global material extraction has more than tripled since 1970. Image: The Circularity Gap Report

Use less, use longer, use again and make clean.
The four key circular economy principles. Image: The Circularity Gap Report

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