The Circular Economy

About This Collection

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is an independent charity with the aim of inspiring a generation to re-think, re-design & build a positive future through the vision of a circular economy. Ellen MacArthur founded the Foundation to better understand how on land too we rely on finite resources in the form of materials, energy and water after her experiences as a world class sailor having sailed over 26,000 miles to become the fastest person to circumnavigate the globe single-handed.

The Circular Economy 100 is a global platform bringing together leading companies, emerging innovators and regions to accelerate the transition to a circular economy over a 1000-day (3 year) period. The Annual Summit was held Wednesday 19 June 2013.

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Curated by earthsayer

"Circular Economy" by Eco-Eye in Ireland

Hosted by Duncan Stewart, 'Take, make, Dispose' is how our current linear economic model is described. Take raw materials from the ground, make a product then dispose of it back into the ground. However, with the rapid rise of consumerism in the 20th century, we are now running out of raw materials and places to dispose of waste and thats not even mentioning the environmental damage caused in between.

The Circular Economy is more progressive, environmentally friendly and efficient economic model, one that mimics nature and where there is no such thing as waste.
The final programme of Eco Eye series 12 looks at the Circular Economy and meets Irish companies that are already preparing for this new economic model and we also speak to experts on the challenges and opportunities this new reality presents.

Published on Mar 11, 2014