THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN SCOTLAND
BENEFITS OF THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
The Circular Economy is an alternative to our current Linear Economy, where we behave as if the world’s resources are infinite and we Take-Make-Use-Dispose, resulting in huge amounts of waste. In contrast, the Circular Economy recognises that the world’s resources are finite and need to be protected through a model in which:
This is done through closed loop systems; recycle, repair and remanufacture; and new societal models such as leasing and shared ownership.
Why do we need a Circular Economy?
In a world in which mineral resources are increasingly rare and hard to get at, biodiversity is in decline and 3 billion new consumers will enter the market in the next 30 years, the linear economy is quite simply not economically or environmentally sustainable.
Scotland is a Circular Economy Trailblazer
Whether you are a business, a third-sector organisation, a school or a university, adopting a Circular Economy model can result in measurable environmental, social and financial benefits including:
To find out more about what the Circular Economy can do for your organisation, please contact us.
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