Our global society is not sustainable. We all are facing challenges like waste, climate change, resource scarcity, loss of biodiversity. At the same time, we want to sustain our economies and offer opportunities for a growing world population. This course is about providing a solution we really believe in, a Circular Economy.
In this course, we discuss the disadvantages of the current economic system, and how the Circular Economy can be a promising solution to the current issues. A Circular Economy provides multiple economic, social, and environmental benefits, all of which are central to growing economies. We will explore how businesses can create value by reusing and recycling products, how designers can come up with amazingly clever solutions, and how you can contribute to making the Circular Economy happen.
Be a leader in this major paradigm shift! Shape a more circular future together with the global network. Re-think the economic system that you are experiencing every day, and act upon it.
- Understanding economic models that emerged after industrialization and their consequences
- Need for a change that can combat these consequences and future generations
- Learning the Circular economy concepts of sustainability
- Comparing the linear and circular economy through different strategies and business models