The secrete to a ‘Circular Economy’ is co-operation and collaboration
There is a new understanding in town. The understanding is around the concept and meaning of a circular economy. When executed by organisations and individuals correctly, it promises much for sustainability and reduction of waste without loss of product choice or increased cost of production.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation (as quoted in UK Green Building Council) (n.d) define a circular economy as:
“A circular economy is one that is restorative and regenerative by design, and which aims to keep products, components and materials at their highest utility and value at all times, distinguishing between technical and biological cycles”
The environment4change team believes many more organisations want to do the right thing, would engage in the discussions and plans around re-engineering of processes and composite choices if help was available. The help needed is in respect of overcoming some of the ‘barriers’ to becoming a circular closed economy. Education and knowledge of alternatives are parts of the solution that will be addressed via a strategy of co-operation and collaboration and this is enabled via the environment4change platform.
Enabling others to become circular is an important part of the environment4change global environmental strategy. Part of enabling this circularity to exist, in the neediest global hotspots, is the determination to invest in processes, plant and equipment to enable and complete this critical circular architecture. Creating a global directory of partners, reforming polluters and environmental organisations, will precipitate a change in attitude, away from a blame game to one where a global shared opportunity and responsibility is both recognised and acted upon.
This is part of the environment4change marketplace and represents a module within the Platform as a Service (PaaS) architecture.