Why Are We Throwing Money Away? Take-make-waste isn’t working
Take… make… waste isn’t working. Under the current linear take-make-waste economy, we throw $10 billion worth of materials into landfills across the United States! Rethinking this with a circular economy lens would address our systems as more connected and more resilient.
Who doesn’t want to reduce the uncertainties that come with climate change? We could be less reliant on the extraction of new raw materials and instead rely on recycling. What about making waste disposal less harmful to communities disproportionately affected by the mess?
The circular economy eliminates the concept of waste and makes the most of materials that are already in play. Efficiency, savings, and profit, are at the core of a waste-as-resource economy.