Waste is known as an unwanted resource. But is that fair? Perhaps it is simply in need of a creative movement, set to change perception about the way we use, deal, and think about our most common by-products.
In this ‘take, make and throw away’ world, we’re constantly surrounded by stuff and things (and more things and more stuff). Quickly, easily, and without thinking, our casual collections become waste. Whether it be a finished coffee cup, an old phone or an unwanted gift from grandma, our waste runs so rampant in our everyday life, it’s now become invisible.
The circular economy, reuses and recycles materials, producing little waste.
By looking at the whole system, treating all materials as valuable, and shifting to new marketplace models that minimize the amount of resources needed in the first place, the circular economy is based on resource productivity and how we can get…