Definition of circular economy
The rebirth of circular economy
Regulation incentives really kick in
The role of investors
Parts of the world are more advanced than others
Conclusion: pessimistic or optimistic?
Episode 3 - A paradigm shift towards the circular economy?
The world economy is set to generate 3.4 billion tons of waste per year by 2050 if it continues at the current pace – almost twice the current level – yet we already struggle to collect and process the current figure. Meanwhile Earth Overshoot Day – the point in the year that humanity has used up all the resources that the Earth can generate in a year – is inexorably taking place earlier and earlier, with this year’s day on July 29. As waste soars exponentially and resources are used up, the circular economy offers a real alternative to the current linear “produce-consume-dispose” economic model, yet how can this become a new standard for society? View our full report, with two experts here at Natixis, Ashley Blows, managing director, transport & environment industry group and Radek Ján, infrastructure and green finance specialist.