Q: What is the difference between the term “sustainability” and “circular”?
To be circular means to think through the entire lifecycle of a product and the impact it has on the planet, its carbon footprint, and the people involved in producing the items. The circular economy is a sustainable system based on nature where “everything is healthy food for something else.” Waste and toxicity are designed out of the system, meaning that products are kept in use as long as possible, you use an efficient approach that limits discarded material, and you work to collect products after they’ve been used to reuse again.
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