This session was streamed as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Summit 18 event, held on the 21st June 2018.
n 2010, when the Ellen MacArthur Foundation was launched with the mission to accelerate the transition towards the circular economyA systems solution framework that tackles global challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, waste, and pollution. It is based on three principles, driven by design: eliminate waste and pollution, circulate products and materials (at their highest value), and regenerate nature., the term could hardly be found besides in Chinese policy. As the concept has continue gain traction, particularly in Europe, China remains a front runner in circular innovation as a country. During the 2018 Summit, Jocelyn Bleriot had the opportunity to sit down with the country's circular economy director, Mr Yang Chun Ping, to the history of the policies and its strategic importance to the country's socio-economic development today.