The circular economy challenges the traditional, linear, “takemake-dispose” model of production and consumption, in which resources are extracted/mined/grown, manufactured, transported and then used before being disposed of at the end of the value chain. The linear model was made possible by a system where input commodities are cheap and widely available, but it is no longer sustainable, making it necessary to “close the loop” to achieve a sustainable growth model.
Read the full white paper published by the World Economic Forum in cooperation with PWC. How will impct on cities and what could be the role of logistics to improve the model:
Download the doc at the following link and comment: http://www3.weforum.org/docs/White_paper_Circular_Economy_in_Cities_report_2018.pdf