The circular economy, a new paradigm

United Nations set out the premises that configure the new model of circular economy on his17 Sustainable Development Goals. These goals are a universal call to the adoption of measures to finish with poverty, protect the planet and guarantee peace and the universal prosperity.

This new model of production and consumption is based on five basic pillars: renewable Goods, recyclable and biodegradable, recovery of waste, products life extension, shared-use platforms and products as a service.

The humans generate big quantities of waste that accumulate in the surroundings and hinder the survival of other kind of life, which do not leave footprint. Animals and vegetation coordinate themselves in order to recycle everything. In nature there is no accumulation, everything is transformed and recycled drawing a continued cycled movement.

What would happen if we imitate this model? So, we could avoid the standstill we are destined to.

As experts inform, in year 2050 three planets earth would be necessary to provide natural resources to keep the current way of life. So, in order to keep the limited resources of the earth, we should change from a linear economy system based in producing, consume and throw to a cycled one that suggests to produce, consume and recycle.

This change of paradigm has to convince governments, companies and consumers. As specific circular economy groups of action say, “it is a new model of transversal economy and concerns all human life aspects and invites us, basically, to reduce waste inspired in the nature”.

It is very important to educate ourselves in more sustainable habits, which became part of the way of live of our grandparents.