Circular economy is a milestone towards a genuinely sustainable economy

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Abstract

VTT launched a roadmap towards a sustainable economy highlighting a route from waste recycling to intelligent asset management and ensuring sufficiency of the crucial resources in future. According to VTT circular economy is a route towards genuinely sustainable economy in which material, information and value circulate together. Sustainability of operations must be covered by low-carbon energy to avoid excess emissions and thus mitigate the climate change and environmental degradation. Circular economy creates value when operations are shifted from waste recycling to resource management by smart circulation in or between loops. Materials will be kept in circulation when they will be provided as services. This changes dramatically the structure of the current open-ended economy. VTT’s roadmap to sustainable economy highlights the need for the energy system transition, and emphasises the atmosphere as a raw material reserve of the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-33
Number of pages2
JournalChimica Oggi - Chemistry Today
Volume37
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Carbon reuse economy
  • Circular economy
  • Digital circular economy
  • Energy transition
  • Resource efficiency
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable economy

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