Time to put circular economy theory into practice

4th March 2014

Speaking at Resource Event, the first major conference for circular economy, Aldersgate Group Director Steve Wallace asserted that it’s time to act to move businesses towards circularity. 

Wallace, addressing the drivers for such a shift, said: “The linear economy was designed for a world with much less people and much less demand for resources. It is clear that this isn’t the case now. We need to change to a circular economy and one of the barriers to change is pure inertia built into current systems. The REBus project is a collaboration with WRAP as our lead partner. It is an opportunity to get out of the theory and into the practice and find what really works.

“There’s been much effort in the recent decades building deliberate obsolescence into our systems. We need to move away from that."