Towards the circular economy Vol. 1: an economic and business rationale for an accelerated transition
Using product case studies and economy-wide analysis, this report details the potential for...
Since the first edition of this volume published in 2015, the global economy has remained relatively subdued and pressure on resources, especially in terms of waste and carbon emissions, continues. More than ever, the gives the direction of travel, and appears as a model for economic prosperity.
This revised volume contains one entirely new chapter, and with a foreword by Ellen MacArthur and contributions from Walter Stahel from the Product-Life Institute, Geneva and Jocelyn Blériot, Executive Officer at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, it expands on the role of digital; how the economy really works and how we can act within it. The other major revision is in rewriting the final chapter, as it becomes obvious, argues the author, that current social tensions and the rise of populism mean that the evolution of an attractive economic model is no longer just a desirable development, but a matter of some urgency.