‘In a circular economy there is no waste, there are only materials and flows. Waste entrepreneurs are going to be material managers in the future.’
Sally-Anne Kasner is a director at Circular-Vision and a #ZeroWaste Challenge advisory board member.
Nwabisa chats to Sally-Anne about how we can increase circularity in the system, a fundamental shift from our current linear approach. Their starting point is the question: what is waste? Sally-Anne defines it as man-made concept not found in nature. In nature, it’s a nutrient for new life but man has created monstrous hybrids we can’t do anything with that ultimately become bigger problems.
Recycling shouldn’t be seen as the answer. Sure, it’s a first step but we need to reduce the waste first through resource efficiency to have a positive knock-on effect down the line to ultimately divert waste from landfill.
Circularity addresses how we design our economic system so that we can break our current detrimental linear approach.
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