So many of today's issues could be tackled using the notion of the 'circular economy' - just one area being how we deal with plastic:
Futures Forum: Peak Plastic
Futures Forum: Plastic waste > East Devon's "high quality recycling now being transported to processing plants across the UK and Europe" > but where exactly does my recycling go?
This shows how it works:
This is from Julie’s Bicycle, 'a London based charity that supports the creative community to act on climate change and environmental sustainability':
TOWARDS THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
All over the world the best design and creative minds are dedicating themselves to waste and how to get rid of it by transforming the way we design, use and dispose of stuff. The Circular Economy is a new way of looking at the resources we use in order to minimise waste, detoxify it and transform it into valuable and restorative resources for us all. This briefing paper will give you a better understanding of the Circular Economy, and how you can apply its principles in your areas of work, from artistic practice to day-to-day operations in organisations.
This is the first of a series of Arts Council-funded innovation briefings - they are intended to demystify, educate and inspire and will cover a range of environmental and sustainability topics.
Julie's Bicycle | Towards The Circular Economy