MAVA Final Evaluation SE4 - Circular Economy 2017-2022
Our current global economy is mostly linear – take, make, and dispose. Societies extract raw materials, make products, then throw them away. A circular economy (CE) is built on the principles of nature, such as regeneration and material cycles. Waste and pollution are eliminated, energy and materials are preserved, and non-toxic materials are maintained at their highest value for as long as possible. Making the transition from a linear to a circular economy requires a profound systems change. It demands bold vision, knowledge, tools for action, and strong environmental policy. To accelerate the transition from a linear to a circular economy, the MAVA Foundation funded impactful collaborations between visionary organisations at the vanguard of a new, future-proof economy.