The Circular Economy (pt. 2): Diving Deeper

Updated: Aug 18, 2021

Previously, we discussed the basics of implementing a circular economic system. In this post we are going to be diving a bit deeper into the origins of circular economy concepts, the philosophy behind it, and how this differs from a linear economy.

There are a few essential scholars who have forged the way for circular economic thought coming from various academic disciplines including chemistry, architecture, and economics. Additionally, the principles of circular economy are the product of the convergence of several key schools of thought, all of which appreciate the cycles of nature we depend on: systems theory, industrial ecology, and ecological economics, etc. The diverse roots of circular economic thought have translated into diverse applications, all sharing the same goal: “close the loop.”

The circular economy places an emphasis on environmental sustainability, making it an appealing ideal as we explore ways to mitigate the effects of climate change. Its