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E4C Circular Economy
Since the first industrial revolution, the consumption of natural resources has uncontrollably increased. In particular, non-renewable resources (soil and fossil fuels) are being depleted and we do not have equally good technologies capable of sustaining the same level of consumption to which we are used today. In addition, almost three billion people living in developing countries are increasing their production rate to reach the level of well-being they envy the geographical north of the world. This has an impact on consumption and accelerates the climate crisis.
The current economic structure is the so-called linear one, according to the extract-produce-consume-throw paradigm, in effect for over two hundred years. It is clear that it will not work for much more, but we have not developed any alternative. Or maybe we have...? For over thirty years renowned economists and scientists have hypothesized a new paradigm for the production of goods, in which waste is treated as a secondary raw material and reintroduced into a production process with low consumption of resources.
The objectives of the project are to let people discover the secrets of circular economy and support the transition process, in a path involving citizens, companies, institutions and administrations.