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GT briefing October 2014 waste avoiding, managing or designing it out

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Affluence, consumption, and waste go hand-in-hand. Countries are becoming richer, urbanization is exploding, new technologies are constantly being launched, and the global middle class is growing, all of which is changing the global waste landscape. Global waste has increased ten-fold in the last century.
The most effective solution to solve the world’s waste problem is not to waste at all – societies worldwide are demanding that companies, governments, and communities take action to reduce current and future trash piles. An increasing number of organizations, both private and public sector, are taking on the challenge by using and developing new technologies, as well as rethinking production processes and product design. However, the biggest challenge of all will be to change the mindset of the modern consumer towards wasting less by recycling and reusing, and ultimately by consuming less and smarter.
This presentation accompanies our October 2014 Global Trends Briefing on Waste: Avoiding, Managing or Designing it Out, available for free at www.globaltrends.com.

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GT briefing October 2014 waste avoiding, managing or designing it out

  1. 1. © Strategy Dynamics Global Limited. All rights reserved. Not to be used without permission. www.globaltrends.com 1 GT BRIEFING OCTOBER 2014: WASTE: AVOIDING, MANAGING OR DESIGNING IT OUT www.globaltrends.com
  2. 2. © Strategy Dynamics Global Limited. All rights reserved. Not to be used without permission. www.globaltrends.com 2 Make, use, and throw away has become the mindset of the generations following the industrial revolution
  3. 3. © Strategy Dynamics Global Limited. All rights reserved. Not to be used without permission. www.globaltrends.com 3 Source: http://www.nature.com/news/environment-waste-production-must-peak-this-century-1.14032 Global waste has increased ten-fold in the last century and will continue to do so
  4. 4. © Strategy Dynamics Global Limited. All rights reserved. Not to be used without permission. www.globaltrends.com 4 Global solid waste composition 2012 Food waste is a critical challenge for global society Organic, 46% Paper, 17% Plastic, 10% Glass, 5% Metal, 4% Other including e- waste, 18%
  5. 5. © Strategy Dynamics Global Limited. All rights reserved. Not to be used without permission. www.globaltrends.com 5 Professor Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Head of an independent panel of experts advising the UN's Food and Agricultural Organization (Source: BBC) "If food was as expensive as a Ferrari, we would polish it and look after it." By 2025 the world’s urban population will fill a line of garbage trucks 5,000 kilometres long, every day "If no food were wasted there would be enough for for everyone in the world.” Sources: UN/FAO, Nature
  6. 6. © Strategy Dynamics Global Limited. All rights reserved. Not to be used without permission. www.globaltrends.com 6 In Sweden two million tonnes of waste, some imported from the UK, Italy, Norway and Ireland, is burnt to produce 670,000 tonnes worth of fuel oil energy providing one million homes with heating and 260,000 with electricity. (Source: Impactlab) Managing the world’s waste piles: Around the world landfills are transforming waste to energy
  7. 7. © Strategy Dynamics Global Limited. All rights reserved. Not to be used without permission. www.globaltrends.com 7 ????? ??? New emerging technologies could also help to address the global waste problem Rice waste Parsley waste Industrial products Biodegradable plastic products Electricity
  8. 8. © Strategy Dynamics Global Limited. All rights reserved. Not to be used without permission. www.globaltrends.com 8 Nanoscopic Robot Recyclers How is that possible? Machines will sort products being recycled, separating materials into categories based on their size, shape, and color, and on their physical and chemical properties. In the future: These mixtures of materials will be shredded into microscopic particles so that nanoscopic robots can recognize different types of materials and collect them in a pure form, to be reused by industry. The potential result: Reducing the amount of waste that cannot be used and has to be thrown away today – to almost zero. Soon futuristic, nanoscopic robot recyclers could signal the end of household bins, as we know them Source: Imagine 2050 from Veolia
  9. 9. © Strategy Dynamics Global Limited. All rights reserved. Not to be used without permission. www.globaltrends.com 9 Managing waste is not enough: We must rethink and redesign future products and business systems DESIGN & MANUFACTURE RETAIL CONSUMER RECYCLE REPAIR & REUSE
  10. 10. © Strategy Dynamics Global Limited. All rights reserved. Not to be used without permission. www.globaltrends.com 10 A shift towards a circular economy is compelling from a business perspective A shift could add… • More than US$1 trillion to the global economy by 2025 • Create 100,000 new jobs within the next five years (Source: “Towards the Circular Economy” from World Economic Forum, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and McKinsey & Company)
  11. 11. © Strategy Dynamics Global Limited. All rights reserved. Not to be used without permission. www.globaltrends.com 11 Zero waste and cradle-to-cradle is becoming top-of mind for many companies CRADLE ---TO--- CRADLE GOAL: ZERO WASTE
  12. 12. © Strategy Dynamics Global Limited. All rights reserved. Not to be used without permission. www.globaltrends.com 12 New business models are already driving the circular economy (Source: FastCompany ) Companies Business models Vodafone’s Red- Hot plan Product as services – leasing access to and not selling ownership of a service Tata Motor Assured Next Life Sales – efficiently recovering and re-conditioning products after use and then putting the same products into the market BMW Product transformation – not all products can be reconditioned in their entirety but most products have components that can be reused Starbucks Recycling 2.0 ThreadUP Collaborative Consumption
  13. 13. © Strategy Dynamics Global Limited. All rights reserved. Not to be used without permission. www.globaltrends.com 13 While it is encouraging that many companies are changing, it is also critical to work on changing the mindset and behaviour of consumers worldwide LeftoverSwap DanChurchAid ReFood FOOD WASTE
  14. 14. © Strategy Dynamics Global Limited. All rights reserved. Not to be used without permission. www.globaltrends.com 14 New technologies make it possible for consumers to reduce waste from packaging and plastic products Packaging free WikiPearl Yogurt Edible cutlery from Bakey’s Edible water packaging
  15. 15. © Strategy Dynamics Global Limited. All rights reserved. Not to be used without permission. www.globaltrends.com 15 How will the future of waste impact your organization and industry? Click here to read the full briefing: Waste: Avoiding, Managing or Designing it Out In November, look out for trends in action on Wearables: Fab, fashion or functional?
  16. 16. © Strategy Dynamics Global Limited. All rights reserved. Not to be used without permission. www.globaltrends.com 16 This presentation is adapted from the GT Briefing October 2014: Waste: Avoiding, Managing or Designing it out. Electronic copies of the briefing and of our The Global Trends Fieldbook: From Data to Insights to Action are available on www.globaltrends.com, and printed copies of The Global Trends Fieldbook and The Global Trends Report can be purchased on Amazon.com and Amazon’s European sites. Don’t forget to register at www.globaltrends.com now to make sure you don’t miss our next monthly briefing (they are free)!

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