AN EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVE TO LINEAR ECONOMY: CIRCULAR ECONOMY
According to previous European Commissioner for Environment- Janez Potocnick, “Improving our economic well-being and also to our environment was once considered the solution taking into account all aspects of the problem. Now this is called circular economy”. Nowadays, our model of mass production and consumption challenge in a dangerous limits and resources of the world and threatens the sustainability and stability through the prism of our own future as population. The economic factor of consumption based on the phrase “buy-use-throw“, which implies the existence of large quantities of raw materials, cheap and readily available, is about to reach its physical limits of sustainability. Circular economy appears to be an attractive alternative and viable, so large international companies, and also large organizations and interstate forums have already begun to consider and explore the concept.
Keywords: linear economy, circular economy, ecological footprint
Cuvinte cheie: economie lineară, economie circulară, amprentă ecologică