Three inconvenient truths on circular economy
#1: It is about more than just economy
Martin Calisto Friant: The discourses on circular economy.
This video discusses a key inconvenient truth regarding mainstream visions of a circular economy: the fact that circularity means more than just technological innovations for material and industrial efficiency. In order to bring about a truly fair, democratic, and sustainable ecological transition the circular economy must also mean circulating wealth, power and knowledge in fundamentally redistributive manners. Watch video:
#2: Recycling is often still downcycling
Kieran Campbell-Johnston examines existing policies and practices for a circular economy.
What happens to your mobile phone, fridge, or laptop when you’re done with it? Where does it go and why does this matter? How can policies and regulation shape the behaviour and practices of producers and also promote the recovery of scarce and critical materials during the recycling stage? In this video, we dive into the world of electronics. Watch video:
#3: Circular economy beyond national borders is ignored
Kaustubh Thapa: Circular Economy in a globalized world, on leakages and fair collaboration.
What are the sustainability and circularity implications of European policy and action on the Circular Economy at the international level? When you follow the second-hand electronics and electric equipment flows from Europe to Nigeria, one finds multiple-use phases of equipment in different countries than that country of origin. These second-hand also become e-waste, far away from the country where producers are responsible for sound e-waste management. In this video, we dive into the world of waste leakages. Watch video:
Circular Economy: Sustainability implications and guiding progress (CRESTING). For more information visit the CRESTING wesbsite: https://cresting.hull.ac.uk/