What is Circular Economy
The circular economy is an economic system aimed at minimizing waste and maximizing the use of resources. It is a departure from the traditional linear economy, which follows a "take-make-dispose" model. In contrast, the circular economy aims to create a closed-loop system where materials and products are reused, repaired, and recycled to maintain their value and reduce the need for extracting new resources.
The concept of a circular economy is based on the principles of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use for as long as possible, and regenerating natural systems. It promotes a shift from the traditional linear approach to one that is restorative and regenerative by nature.
The circular economy encompasses various strategies and practices. These include:
The benefits of a circular economy include reduced waste generation, decreased resource consumption, lower greenhouse gas emissions, job creation, and increased resilience to resource scarcity. It aligns with the broader goals of sustainability and can contribute to a more efficient and environmentally friendly economy.
Implementing a circular economy requires collaboration amongst businesses, governments, and individuals. For your business in particular, it involves rethinking product design, improving recycling infrastructure, promoting sustainable consumption patterns, and fostering innovation in materials and processes.
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If you are thinking about how to incorporate more circular systems and improve the impact of your product, then the Incubator is the right space for you. Even if you are currently at market but wish to incorporate a more circular lens or are thinking about your early stage innovation and are about to launch, then apply to Incubator where we can support you ideating through your circular product to prepare for market.
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