6.1.1 Introduction

Course subject(s) Module 6. Thinking in Systems

Welcome to the sixth installment of the Circular Economy: thinking in systems.

In the previous episodes, we focused on the different ways products and materials can ‘loop back’ in a circular economy. We used case studies and interviews to show what is already done, and how we might move forward in the short term.

In this episode we take a global and long-term perspective of the Circular Economy. What would it take to achieve a closed materials loop on a global scale? How long would it take to reach such a closed loop system? Will it be environmentally beneficial?

Dr Ester van der Voet, from the Institute of Environmental Sciences at Leiden University in the Netherlands is this week’s teacher. Ester shows us what it means to ‘Think in Systems’ – with surprising outcomes.

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