World Economic Forum article: How to accelerate action on the circular economy

02 Feb 2018
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We live in a world where 90 billion tonnes of resources are extracted every year to meet society‘s demands, and that number is expected to more than double by 2050. The sheer scale of natural resource extraction is cause for concern, but the additional challenge is that today what we take from the environment is not equivalent to what we put back in – we mix, melt, mould, and burn materials in such a way that natural systems can’t reabsorb them.

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