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Circular Wonderings is an exploration of the role of digital, software and technology in the Circular Economy. Exploration is the key word here. I write regularly, reflecting on my current thoughts and research. Expect typos, incomplete thoughts, varied rambling topics and (hopefully) a journey towards clearer understanding and insight. Subscribe here to join my journey.

Circular equality?

Transitioning to a circular economy within a regenerative paradigm [1] forces us to face tough questions about global equality.

The modern economy is an amazing thing. Spanning the globe and built on the ingenuity of modern science & engineering.

Pointing out the massive flaws in the system does not mean ignoring it's strengths.

When discussing the Circular Economy I usually start with it's role in helping to address climate change and the waste crises. Recently, however, I mentioned that it also has a roll in addressing global inequality - and I was asked why.

The crux of my answer is 'transparency'. In order for the current economy to become more circular we need to shine a light into the dark places.

We can't hide the fact that huge quantities of 'waste' is still dumped on countries with less economic power. We can't ignore the fact that hidden in our supply chains are terrible human rights abuses [2].