Circular economy

Monitoring circularity in the Netherlands

Study by dutch government agency PBL finds that The Netherlands is not doing so badly re recycling of materials (13% of materials recycled as of 2019).PBL further asserts the limits of further increases of this percentage as materials are locked up in long-lasting structures, exported, and so on. In addition to more recycling, other strategies […]

The world is getting less, not more circular

Over 100 billion tonnes of stuff churned through the global economy in 2017. That’s actually more, not less than the previous estimate from 2015. Dutch newspaper Trouw: “Humanity has never used up so much primary resources” (possible paywall) The Guardian: “unsustainable use of resources is wrecking the planet” The full report from The Circularity Gap […]