The Covid-19 recovery requires a resilient circular economy | Ellen Macarthur Foundation

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The coronavirus crisis has disastrous human and economic consequences, revealing our system's exposure to a variety of risks. As the pandemic forces us to adapt our daily lives in ways we would not have imagined, it is also challenging us to rethink the systems that underpin the economy. While addressing public health consequences is clearly the priority, before the crisis, momentum had already been increasing around the need for a system reset, and the potential of a circular model. The last decade has seen a number of leading businesses invest in this transformative path, while pioneering institutions and government bodies put forward significant legislative proposals to enable the transition.

Far from the pandemic pushing the circular economy agenda to the bottom of the list, this article highlights and reiterates that it is now more relevant than ever, and sets out to explore the wider possibilities for recovery.



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