Research across the globe is increasingly concluding that circularity can not be a goal in itself.
As the world works towards increased reuse, recycling and other consumption improvements, governments and civil society are recognizing the risk that parts of society might be 'left behind'. Emerging markets or informal communities, for example, might struggle to benefit from concepts such as circular design or leasing models.
CTL is happy to state that waste compensation, its inclusive and certified service for 'pragmatic circularity' was showcased in this unique government research as a good example of combining circular innovation with positive impact for less advanced countries and their communities.
See the research here: https://www.pbl.nl/en/publications/addressing-international-impacts-of-…