The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is an independent charity with the aim of inspiring a generation to re-think, re-design & build a positive future through the vision of a circular economy. Ellen MacArthur founded the Foundation to better understand how on land too we rely on finite resources in the form of materials, energy and water after her experiences as a world class sailor having sailed over 26,000 miles to become the fastest person to circumnavigate the globe single-handed.
The Circular Economy 100 is a global platform bringing together leading companies, emerging innovators and regions to accelerate the transition to a circular economy over a 1000-day (3 year) period. The Annual Summit was held Wednesday 19 June 2013.
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"Circular Economy" by Eco-Eye in Ireland
Hosted by Duncan Stewart, 'Take, make, Dispose' is how our current linear economic model is described. Take raw materials from the ground, make a product then dispose of it back into the ground. However, with the rapid rise of consumerism in the 20th century, we are now running out of raw materials and places to dispose of waste and thats not even mentioning the environmental damage caused in between.
The Circular Economy is more progressive, environmentally friendly and efficient economic model, one that mimics nature and where there is no such thing as waste.
Published on Mar 11, 2014
The challenges and opportunities for business
Carlos Tavares at the Circular Economy 100 Annual Summit
Get Loopy! by Steve Punt
End the Take, Make and Dispose Economy by Ken Webster
In conversation with Ellen MacArthur, Re-thinking Progress
New Plastics Economy Animation - Innovation Prize
Launch of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in 2010
Re-thinking Progress: The Circular Economy
Re-thinking the Future by Ellen MacArthur with Jon Snow
Ellen MacArthur on The Circular Economy
What is the Circular Economy 100?
Update on Circular Economy by Ellen MacArthur Nov. 2015
The circular economy: from consumer to user
Economics of Circular Economy by Tim Jackson