Why circular economy?
Natural resources are a condition of life. Over the last few decades, the consumption of the Earth’s natural resources has almost doubled. In the 2000s, their consumption has continued to increase at an ever-accelerating rate. The amount of natural resources we use corresponds to almost 3.5 Earths. The Earth cannot withstand consumption in which natural resources are wasted in a short-sighted manner. We must consider the condition in which we wish to hand the Earth over to future generations. Until now, our economy has been based on a linear model in which products are manufactured from virgin materials. The circular economy is based on a closed loop of raw materials. The objective of the circular economy is that a product will circulate for as long as possible as is, then in a fixed and altered form and finally, through the recycling of materials, as reusable material.