Inspiring and challenging. These words come to mind if you think through the possibilities of the circular economy. This is a generic term for an industrial economy that is, by design or intention, restorative and in which materials flows are of two types. Biological nutrients, designed to reenter the biosphere safely, and technical nutrients, which are designed to circulate at high quality without entering the biosphere. Upcoming is ‘Closing the loop’. A conference with best practices from major industries to show the benefits of creating circular economic systems, whilst protecting the environment.
Awesome and Amazing. These words come to mind if you read the story of Ellen McArthur. Dame Ellen McArthur first hit the headlines in 2001 when she single handed raced non stop around the world in the Vendee Globe when only 25 years old. She founded the Ellen McArthur Foundation in 2009 following three years of research into ways of communicating sustainability. The aim of the foundation she founded is to provide the public with accurate, up to date, and freely accessible information, sourced from reputable experts in the fields of energy and resources, design, engineering, education, economics and any other topic relevant to the debate regarding a sustainable future.
Fot those interested in latest thinking on sustainability both are a must. Read the report that the Ellen McArthur foundation recently published and then visit the conference for the real cases. You will sail the future seas and set your working life of to places you have never seen before.