The Green Register’s Hot Topic Conference 2022: From Linear to Circular – a whole mindset – Bristol
Instead of the business-as-usual ‘take-make-consume-waste’ extractive industrial model where the assumption is that resources are infinite, we need to rapidly move towards treasuring our use and re-use of the earth’s valuable natural materials.
This concept is often referred to as the circular economy and the concepts and practices for circular construction are gathering pace.
The three main principles are:
- saving natural resources by designing out waste and pollution
- keeping existing products and materials in use, and
- regenerating natural systems