When Economic Matters Become Philosophical

The third dent in the credibility of the circular economy is the biggest: the global resource use — both energetic and material — keeps increasing year by year. The use of resources grew by 1400% in the last century: from 7 gigatonnes (Gt) in 1900 to 62 Gt in 2005 and 78 Gt in 2010. That’s an average growth of about 3% per year — more than double the rate of population growth. (LINK EBLOW)

Growth makes a circular economy impossible, even if all raw materials were recycled and all recycling was 100% efficient. The amount of used material that can be recycled will always be smaller than the material needed for growth. To compensate for that, we have to continuously extract more resources. (LINK EBLOW)

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