This year we are celebrating five years of Circle Economy's Circularity Gap Reports. On the 19th of January the Circularity Gap Report 2022 was launched live at Circl. During this webinar we reflected on the evolution of the circular economy over the past ten years along with the speakers.
Our world is only 8,6% circular, meaning that we waste more than 90% of all materials in use, while we continue to extract raw materials from the earth. To protect the future of our planet and its people we must do better. Fortunately, we can: the circular economy offers solutions that can limit global warming, safeguard our finite natural resources and boost equitable societies. In this world where a lot of our materials are either wasted or lost, we have a huge opportunity to do better.
Based on the deep analysis of five years of Gap Reports, the speakers will demonstrate how we can keep the world on a 1.5-degree pathway and mitigate the worst impacts of climate breakdown with practical solutions.
Furthermore, we will look at real-world examples of the circular economy in practice and consider methods we can use to scale these examples around the world. Armed with this knowledge, any business, city or nation can unleash the power of the circular economy. Would you like to learn more about how to be a part of the circular economy? Watch the recording above.
Marc de Wit
Directeur Circle Economy
Lead - Circularity Gap Reporting Initiative
Head of the Consumption and Production Unit at UN Environment
Walter R. Stahel
Founder-Director at The Product-Life Institute Geneva
Laxmi Adrianna Haigh
Lead of Editorial at Circle Economy
Chair Climate-KIC, Honorary President Club of Rome