Megatrend Spotlight: Earlier this year, 3M shared the megatrends we see shaping the next 5-10 years of life on this planet. To understand the source of these trends, and their impact around the globe, we are taking a deeper dive into their key themes and the ways our people, technology and solutions are working to improve lives. The global economy’s linear business model depletes natural resources faster than they can be replenished and puts strain on the natural environment. As we transition to a more sustainable world, it’s important to advance circular business models which reimagine waste from one process as raw materials for another. Despite advances in waste management and recycling processes, recent events like bans on waste imports, record low oil prices, and the global pandemic have brought about new challenges.
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