Circular economy

Circular economy examples in Africa

Circular economy in Africa – an opportunity to leapfrog?

Could Africa use ‘lessons learned’ from industrialised economies to create a sustainable, equitable and prosperous society? The world is becoming more aware that a culture of ever-increasing consumption and ‘take, make, dispose’ creates pressure on resources, land and water, leading to ever-more pollution and waste, impacting on the health of humans and the living systems we depend on. Could the circular economy be the critical link in avoiding ecosystem degradation, expensive or scarce resources and unethical, unsafe employment practices?
Ways to create a plastics circular economy

Six ways to create a plastics circular economy

Plastics are fantastic! Those of you who’ve heard some of my ‘tree-hugging’ talks might think I’m being sarcastic…but plastics have transformed our lives for the better, in everything from transport to technology. I want to persuade you that we should value plastic, and keep it circulating instead of chucking it away.