There is only one planet Earth, however, by the year 2050, the world population will consume as if there were three planets, according to data from the United Nations (UN).
On the other hand, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) indicates that global consumption of biomass, fossil fuels, metals, and minerals will double in the next 40 years: Annual waste generation will increase 70% by 2050
A linear economy model cannot be maintained and we need a transition towards a regenerative growth model that returns to the planet more than it consumes. From this need, this year, the Commission for the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) has approved the new EU Circular Economy Action Plan to achieve a “fully circular, toxic-free and carbon-free economy by 2050”
The circular economy is a production and consumption model, far from the traditional ‘take-make-waste’ linear economic model, which aims to