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Impossible

The BBC published an article recently entitled "Why even giant ships can't solve the shipping crisis" [1]

The crux of the story is that Covid impacts have really hit international supply chain shipping - such that even a small bicycle business in South Africa is struggling.

The final quote really hit home for me, as something I have been thinking a lot about recently:

"All of the little things that go in a bicycle are made so cheaply in Asia, I can't see, locally, how we would ever be able to compete," he says. "It seems like we're trapped in the system."

Sometimes I just feel disheartened. Transitioning to a Circular Economy is about changing this system - is that an impossible task?

 


[1]: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58479148