Circular Economy is a newly established model of production and consumption aimed at becoming the sustainable response to a number of critical challenges humanity is facing.
Climate crisis, the uncontrolled use of the natural resources, population growth and the degradation of natural ecosystems, are only a few of the global challenges that need to be tackled urgently.
The Circular model can contribute significantly to the reduction of GHGs, the preservation of natural resources and the protection and restoration of the existing ecosystems, through the design and production of ‘green’ products, the extension of their life cycle and the efficient recycling and reuse of raw materials in order for them to be used for the production of ‘green products’ and the provision of ‘green’ services.
The path towards circularity is challenging though and requires important decisions and commitment at the global level.
* Study by
Angelos Sotiropoulos, Physicist, PhD, MSc
| Observatory on Sustainability & Well-being – ENA Institute for Alternative Policies |