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Circular Economy For Dummies

Published: April 27, 2021

Overview

Imagine a waste-free future for your business, your family, and yourself 

A circular economy is an economic system designed to save money, eliminate waste, and achieve deep sustainability. No-brainer, right? Circular Economy For Dummies explains why the old way of doing things (linear economy) is fast going the way of the dinosaurs, and it gets you ready to think circular. From business processes and material lifecycles to circular design in just about every industry, this book is a fascinating glimpse into our sustainable future. 

Whether you’re looking to close the resource loop in your business or develop a greener lifestyle for yourself and your family, this book shows you how. Learn how to innovate for circular economy, how to turn trash into treasure, and how to calculate the (potentially large) amount of money this will save you. And—bonus—you’ll feel good doing the right thing and being a part of our sustainable future! 

  • Challenge the assumptions behind the old-school “linear economy” model 
  • Learn how we can work together to achieve a waste-free future 
  • Save money by rethinking your resource use or business supply chain 
  • Reimagine households, neighborhoods, schools, companies, and societies 

The future is circular. Buck business-as-usual and learn how to create a circular economy for all! 

Imagine a waste-free future for your business, your family, and yourself 

A circular economy is an economic system designed to save money, eliminate waste, and achieve deep sustainability. No-brainer, right? Circular Economy For Dummies explains why the old way of doing things (linear economy) is fast going the way of the dinosaurs, and it gets you ready to think circular. From business processes and material lifecycles to circular design in just about every industry, this book is a fascinating glimpse into our sustainable future. 

Whether you’re looking to close the resource loop in your business or develop a greener lifestyle for yourself and your family, this book shows

you how. Learn how to innovate for circular economy, how to turn trash into treasure, and how to calculate the (potentially large) amount of money this will save you. And—bonus—you’ll feel good doing the right thing and being a part of our sustainable future! 

  • Challenge the assumptions behind the old-school “linear economy” model 
  • Learn how we can work together to achieve a waste-free future 
  • Save money by rethinking your resource use or business supply chain 
  • Reimagine households, neighborhoods, schools, companies, and societies 

The future is circular. Buck business-as-usual and learn how to create a circular economy for all! 

Circular Economy For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Waste doesn’t exist within the natural world — every output of a system acts as an input for another. Material lifecycles within nature are circular, not linear. And though waste doesn’t exist within the natural world, it most certainly — at a highly accelerated rate — exists within the human world. Populations and the demand for resources continue to surge, and the rate at which materials and products are purchased and disposed of increases as well. To avoid waste, the modern management of material lifecycles must transition from a linear model (one based on the take-make-waste philosophy) to a circular model (one based on designing out waste, keeping materials in use for as long as possible, and regenerating natural ecosystems). Making this transition will require that the global economy reject waste as a necessary component of the global economy, rethink how material lifecycles can be managed to maximize product resiliency and recyclability, and redesign how the human race manages its resources in the future. The circular economy throws away “waste” as a necessary part of human life. This Cheat Sheet offers an alternative vision. [caption id="attachment_284119" align="alignnone" width="556"] © petovarga / Shutterstock.com[/caption]