Waste is money
In January of 2018 China imposed limits on imports of waste products such as PET plastics and paper from countries like Spain. Earlier this year The New York Times reported on the collapse of waste collection systems in the UK, Canada, Ireland and Germany. China has taken the first significant step towards environmental protection, and now it is our turn to rack our brains and come up with some better models. While we have been talking about the circular economy for years now – and in this article we will offer some examples of how it is implemented on both an industrial and a domestic level – arriving at a situation in which the raw materials cycle is transformed from being a straight line that ends up in the oceans or on rubbish tips to one that is circular is a very complex matter.