‘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’. [Ellen Macarthur Foundation]
The aim of circular economy is the eradication of waste, systematically, throughout the life cycles and uses of products and their components. Circular economy product design, designs out waste to enable biological and technical components to fit within a biological or technical materials cycle. The end component and product cycles of use and reuse help distinguish it from the linear take–make¬–dispose economy, which wastes large amounts of embedded materials, energy, and labour.
The following page presents resources and links to give traction to our understanding of the circular economy paradigm.