Global consumption patterns far exceed the world’s natural limits because economic growth is largely linked to the ever-greater consumption of natural resources. A circular economy is one in which this consumption is decoupled from economic growth and a non-linear approach to creating value emerges.
You need to know how a circular economy functions. We can help you understand the economic implications of extracting value from raw materials, products and waste, reducing emissions and improving energy efficiency.
Our analysis can also shed light on how improving resource efficiency, coupled with the recycling and re-use of resources and products, can reduce the environmental impact of economic activity. It can highlight the direct implications of circular economy policies (for recycling and waste sectors) as well as the direct and indirect rebound effects.
Some challenging questions we can help you answer:
- What is the socioeconomic impact of the introduction of specific circular economy policies, such as those which encourage participation in the sharing economy?
- How might resource efficiency policy impact on the costs faced by industry?
- How are GHG emissions affected by such policy?