The circular economy has become, for many governments, institutions, companies, and environmental organizations, one of the main components of a plan to lower carbon emissions. In the circular economy, resources would be continually re-used, meaning that there would be no more mining activity or waste production. The stress is on recycling, made possible by designing products so that they can easily be taken apart.Attention is also paid to developing an “alternative consumer culture”. In the … [Read more...]
Kris De Decker is a freelance journalist and the creator of Low-Tech Magazine, which "refuses to assume that every problem has a high-tech solution."