How the circular economy can help us reach the Sustainable Development Goals

The circular economy and sustainable development

This visual depicts the ways in which circular economy strategies can contribute to various SDGs. Source: Circle Economy

Is a circular world a world without poverty (SDG 1) and hunger (SDG 2)?

Rosario’s Urban Agriculture Program gave residents the knowledge and tools needed to start their own urban gardens. Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

Circular economy for good health and wellbeing (SDG 3)

Industrial pig farming contributes to numerous air-pollution-related deaths worldwide. Photo by Steven Weeks on Unsplash

How circularity works to diminish inequalities (SDG 5, SDG 10)

Those with distance from the labour market taught skills for disassembly and repair at Robedrijf. Photo by Kilian Seiler on Unsplash

The bottom line: circular economy isn’t just about better material management

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