Circular Economy
Humankind’s Success Story
www.nasa.gov
Human Evolution and Civilization
Population growth
Planet: State of the World
Climate change
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/2011-temps.html
Energy (fossil fuels)
Consequences
Droughts Floodings Hurricanes
• Material and energy
flows
• Environmental,
economical and social
impact
• Goals: reduce, re-use
and recycle
Environmenta...
Resource scarcity
Is sustainable growth possible?
“We cannot solve our problems with
the same thinking we used when we
created them”
- Alber...
Bill McDonough:
“It’s all about strategies of change”
Energy & Climate Change
Climate change
Consequences
Droughts Floodings Hurricanes
Renewable energy sources
• Wind
• Solar
• Geothermal
• Hydro
• Biomass
• Tidal & wave
• ...
What’s next? The Smart Grid
Resources & pollution
• Material and energy
flows
• Environmental,
economical and social
impact
• Goals: reduce, re-use
and recycle
Environmenta...
Resource scarcity
Linear system
Product study: plastic I
Plastic soup
Kamilo Beach, HawaiiPacific Ocean
Solution?
Circular Systems
Resource efficiency
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  • http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_102.html
  • http://www.skepticalscience.com/pics/1_Timeline_TemperatureVsCivilization.jpg
  • http://citizenactionmonitor.wordpress.com/2010/06/15/is-humanity-inherently-unsustainable-pt-7-oil-triggers-population-explosion/
  • http://forumblog.org/2011/09/demography-is-destiny/
  • http://8020vision.com/2010/06/21/the-real-population-problem/
    This explosion has occurred because of the easily available fossil energies and technological developments.
  • http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/2011-temps.html
  • McDonald’s Styrofoam Big Mac container, circa 1990
    http://alisongarwoodjones.com/2012/07/food-trend-face-plants/
  • Circular economy i

    1. 1. Circular Economy
    2. 2. Humankind’s Success Story
    3. 3. www.nasa.gov
    4. 4. Human Evolution and Civilization
    5. 5. Population growth
    6. 6. Planet: State of the World
    7. 7. Climate change Source: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/2011-temps.html
    8. 8. Energy (fossil fuels)
    9. 9. Consequences Droughts Floodings Hurricanes
    10. 10. • Material and energy flows • Environmental, economical and social impact • Goals: reduce, re-use and recycle Environmental Footprint
    11. 11. Resource scarcity
    12. 12. Is sustainable growth possible? “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them” - Albert Einstein
    13. 13. Bill McDonough: “It’s all about strategies of change”
    14. 14. Energy & Climate Change
    15. 15. Climate change
    16. 16. Consequences Droughts Floodings Hurricanes
    17. 17. Renewable energy sources • Wind • Solar • Geothermal • Hydro • Biomass • Tidal & wave • ...
    18. 18. What’s next? The Smart Grid
    19. 19. Resources & pollution
    20. 20. • Material and energy flows • Environmental, economical and social impact • Goals: reduce, re-use and recycle Environmental Footprint
    21. 21. Resource scarcity
    22. 22. Linear system
    23. 23. Product study: plastic I
    24. 24. Plastic soup Kamilo Beach, HawaiiPacific Ocean
    25. 25. Solution?
    26. 26. Circular Systems
    27. 27. Resource efficiency

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