Recycling atoms, circular economy and our relationship to goods



What’s the ultimate goal of a circular economy? According to Walter Stahel, it’s to recycle atoms! For that, “we will need new technologies to de-polymerize, de-alloy, de-laminate, de-vulcanize and de-coat materials” he explains in an article in Nature. We will also need to revisit our relationship to goods and materials and our policy focus.

Read more about how society may shift to a circular economy here.