1.2.2 Principles of circular economy

Course subject(s) Module 1. What is the circular economy?

The Circular Economy is inspired by natural systems which often have some amazing characteristics. What if we could make our man-made systems work more like natural systems? What are the ‘rules’ or ‘principles’ that govern these natural systems? And, can we use these to inform a Circular Economy?

In this video we discuss the four principles that form the foundation of the Circular Economy.

While watching, try to think of examples of the principles, both in the natural and the man-made world.

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The four principles of the Circular Economy are:

  • Waste equals Food
  • Build resilience through diversity
  • Use energy from renewable resources
  • Think in systems
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