A new report examines the state of the circular economy – and where it will need to go in the coming years and decades.
The Circularity Gap Report 2021, published by not-for-profit organisation Circle Economy, explains that adhering to our current linear economy will increase global warming by three to six degrees Celsius. The report proposes solutions, such as a worldwide doubling of circularity, which would reduce the rise in temperature to 1.8 degrees.
The focus of the report is the circularity gap. At present, the world is only 8.6% circular, leaving a considerable gap to fill. What’s more, two years ago that number was 9.1%, signalling a regression in recent years. The report also explains the positive impact that a circular economy can have in numerous industries, such as housing, communications, mobility and healthcare.
Twenty-one actionable solutions are offered as a guideline for moving forward. These solutions can play a major role not only today, but in considerably closing the circularity gap in the coming decades.
View the full report and interactive website here.