Insight Guide: Education for a Circular Economy

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It has been widely acknowledged that the way we manufacture and consume goods through the traditional industrial economy puts significant pressure on the earth’s resources.

The linear model of manufacture, use and dispose is out-dated as businesses see the environmental and economic benefits of adopting a circular economy. This means using waste as a future raw material, minimising environmental impact and ensuring we take the maximum value from all resources we use. In doing so, we can take a sustainable and restorative approach by recovering and regenerating products at the end of each lifecycle.

Taking this restorative, circular approach means we can have a positive impact environmentally, socially and economically alike.

All sectors, including education, are becoming acutely aware of the importance of shifting to a restorative framework like this. For universities, this means taking a more considered approach to sustainability, and understanding how they can have a positive impact on our planet’s resources.

This guide outlines how Interface has taken steps to eliminate any negative impact the company has on the environment.