What is a “circular economy,” and how is it different from its opposite, a “linear economy”? For quite some time, the world has been in a linear economy, where the raw materials we use to make products, and the products themselves were turned into waste and thrown away after use. With the world’s population and the increase in pollution of all types, the world is now moving toward a circular economy where products and the raw materials from which they came, are designed to be reused. This is designed so that the future will hold enough raw materials for food, shelter, heating, and other necessities. While there are certain world leaders in this move, the world economy must eventually become circular in order to have sufficient resources to sustain life in the future. A circular economy is one that prevents waste by making products and materials that are more efficient, and by recycling and reusing natural resources. When new raw materials are needed, we must be careful to obtain them in a sustainably responsible way so that our environment is not damaged. As we move into the future, it is vital that we all embrace recycling, eliminate litter, and reuse things as much as possible. New technologies are being introduced to the market each year which help us become a more “circular economy” and it is everyone’s duty to participate.
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