It has been some 3 years since the Ellen Mac Arthur Foundation published her first book on the circular economy. Her ideas were widely accepted and are nowadays the basis for all national governments, regions, cities and companies who want to push this way of life forward.
Circular Economy framed
The concept of the circular economy replaces to a large extent the concept of a sustainable development, which was introduced by the UN Brudtland commission in 1987. This Commission introduced with its definition of sustainable development for the first time a different mindset that is reflected in the ideas of the circular economy. The Commission formulated ‘a sustainable development is a development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’.