In Series 12 Episode 10 of Ireland’s longest-running environmental television series. ‘Take, make, Dispose’ is how our current linear economic model is described. Take raw materials from the ground, make a product then dispose of it back into the ground. However, with the rapid rise of consumerism in the 20th century, we are now running out of raw materials and places to dispose of waste and thats not even mentioning the environmental damage caused in between.
The Circular Economy is more progressive, environmentally friendly and efficient economic model, one that mimics nature and where there is no such thing as waste.
The final programme of Eco Eye series 12 looks at the Circular Economy and meets Irish companies that are already preparing for this new economic model and we also speak to experts on the challenges and opportunities this new reality presents.
For more information, see http://www.earthhorizon.ie/television/eco-eye