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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 Climate

Sometimes people are surprised when the Circular Economy is mentioned in context of addressing our looming climate change problems.

Here [1] is a basic introduction to the answer.

I picked out these quotes:

"...the transition to renewable energy can only address 55% of emissions; the remaining 45% comes from producing..."

Although the exact percentages depend on complex measurements and so will vary - the key principle is vital.

"Today, the world produces over 2 billion tonnes of solid waste, and that’s expected to grow to 3.4 billion tonnes by 2050..."

The ways and amount we currently consume (esp in the richer countries) is a key underlying cause of climate change. And a regenerative Circular Economy offers a way to rethink that consumption.

 


[1]: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/10/7-surprising-facts-to-know-about-the-circular-economy-for-cop26/