6.5.3 How long will it take to reach a circular economy?

Course subject(s) Module 6. Thinking in Systems

In the final video, Ester looks at the environmental benefits of the closed-loop system for aluminium. What do you think: will these be positive or negative?

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  • The environmental benefits of a circular economy for aluminium are enormous. In the model Ester shows, the energy requirements for aluminium are only 50% of the current level.
  • In spite of the long time horizon, we need to start developing a circular economy infrastructure already now.
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