As we discover more about the climate and biodiversity crisis, it is clear that how we make and consume things is a major part of the problem. Extraction and processing of materials, fuels and food makes up about half of global greenhouse gas emissions and over 90% of biodiversity loss and water stress. In other words, nearly every modern business is depleting resources, destroying ecosystems and dumping waste and pollution at every stage – harming human health along the way.
We’re reaching critical tipping points: it feels like sustainability and profitable business are incompatible, and yet we must provide good standards of living for all, without trashing our home planet…
The circular economy offers a way to unlock this: helping businesses rethink product design, material choices, business models and supply chains, so they can provide engaging, affordable products and services AND reduce their resource consumption and environmental footprints.
Catherine’s Circular Economy Framework 2.0 highlights where to intervene, and what to change so we can create more, from less. Get inspired by hundreds of examples from disruptors and established businesses, from every sector around the world.
Catherine answers your big questions… How does it really work for business? What are the key issues with ‘business as usual’? What are the emerging trends and circular approaches for food, fashion, consumer technology, packaging and other sectors? How do these reduce risk, improve resilience and build profitable, future-fit organizations?
A Circular Economy Handbook is a must-read for anyone who wants to get to grips with the circular economy, today.