Economic added value is no longer enough to meet the innovation objectives of the 21st century. Climate change, resource scarcity and biodiversity loss demand that we drastically rethink our modes of production and consumption. Society as a whole must come together and work towards a solution, from individuals to public institutions, the research field, industry and policymakers.
Future Collaboration Promotes Circular Economy
- Solution-oriented cooperation between businesses, science, and public institutions to address throw-away culture.
- Climate change's impact on art can be observed through the Indicator of Climate Change Affect on Art.
- Mainstream adoption of circular economy and circular lifestyle education, starting at the household level.
In the future, there could be a solution-oriented cooperation between businesses, science, and public institutions. This collaboration could lead to a shift away from the throw-away culture, as consumers start to prioritize unique and ephemeral experiences. Climate change has already had an impact on art, which can be observed through the IACCA (in Spanish) Indicator of Climate Change Affect on Art. As we progress, it is possible that communities or tribes might have shared tools and machines. It is my hope that circular economy and circular lifestyle education will become mainstream, with accessible and easily understood ways for individuals to take action in their own cities.
To promote understanding and application of circularity, it could start within households and gradually expand to the street, neighborhood, municipality, city, country, continent, and ultimately, the entire Earth. In this future, consumer ethics might be taught in schools and our material relationships might be monitored to assess the sustainability and decay properties of products. As a result, there might be no more waste, as all resources would be recycled infinitely.