Ellen MacArthur Foundation - Towards The Circurlar Economy Vol. 1
Asri Farida Sihaloho | 30 Jul 2020
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s report on the Economics of a Circular Economy
invites readers to imagine an economy in which today’s goods are tomorrow’s resources,
forming a virtuous cycle that fosters prosperity in a world of finite resources.
This change in perspective is important to address many of today’s fundamental
challenges. Traditional linear consumption patterns (‘take-make-dispose’) are coming up
against constraints on the availability of resources. The challenges on the resource side
are compounded by rising demand from the world’s growing and increasingly affluent
population. As a result, we are observing unsustainable overuse of resources, higher
price levels, and more volatility in many markets.