Today, the global economy is only 8.6% circular —
just two years ago it was 9.1%. The global circularity
gap is widening. There are reasons for this negative
trend, but the result remains the same: the news is
not just bad, it is worse. The negative trend overall
can be explained by three related, underlying trends:
high rates of extraction; ongoing stock build-up;
plus, low levels of end-of-use processing and cycling.
These trends are embedded deep within the ‘takemake-
waste’ tradition of the linear economy — the
problems are hardwired. As such, the outlook to close
the circularity gap looks bleak under the dead hand of
business as usual. We desperately need transformative
and correctional solutions; change is a must.

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