Circular economy: towards a more sustainable world
The speed at which we are consuming the goods and services that we get from the planet, as well as the constantly rising population, mean that the pressure we are putting on ecosystems is becoming unsustainable in the future.
The circular economy movement claims to create a transition from the old linear economy, based on the concepts of using and throwing away and with no regard for environmental concerns, towards a new system that transforms the way in which we produce and consume.
This approach holds that both the materials used to generate goods and the resulting waste be reincorporated into the production chain after their useful life. In this way, waste would be managed more efficiently and the planet’s natural resources would be maximally optimised.
This model carries sustainability as its flag, and seeks to transform all sectors. In order to do this, it proposes reusing and recycling elements from the different production spheres and managing to empty rubbish tips as much as possible.