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Circular Economy and Material Value Chains

World Economic Forum

World Economic Forum

5 min


Original Content 

The Circular Economy Challenge

Business, governments and citizens around the world increasingly recognize the challenges caused by our “take-make-dispose” approach to production and consumption. In 2019, over 92 billion tonnes of materials were extracted and processed, contributing to about half of global CO2 emissions. The resulting waste – including plastics, textiles, food, electronics and more – is taking its toll on the environment and human health.

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