By Bill Stephenson
source : https://agenda.weforum.org/2014/11/making-transition-circular-economy/?utm_content=buffer6003c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer
We are at a fork in the road in terms of the global economy. One path points to the same linear “take, make and waste” model we have had since the Industrial Revolution. The other points towards a more regenerative and sustainable circular economy.
With a world population forecast to rise from 7 billion people to 9.6 billion by 2050, the planet won’t be able to provide all the resources we need. And we have yet to learn how to manage our resources more carefully. For example, about 80% of waste from consumer goods such as food, beverages, packaging, clothes