Circular Economies

Shifting our consumption model from produce, use, and toss, to something useful again

Nature is the ultimate circular economy. Everything in nature has a design, purpose and use in the ecosystem. Nothing is wasted. But human production and consumption have trashed our planet, making it unhealthy for people and the rest of life. Even wild fish now have plastics in their bodies – which we then consume.

Concerned about our waste crisis, even in the world’s most remote places, and its toll on the environment and the human spirit, Dynamic Planet has been involved with various circular economy projects and accelerators.

For example, we have served as advisor and facilitator for The Circulars with The World Economic Forum and Accenture since 2015. The Circulars was the world’s premier circular economy award program, recognizing individuals, organizations, and municipalities innovating toward a circular economy and is still contributing to the shift today.

On islands and coastlines where we work, embedding circular economy interventions in our conservation economy program has become critical.

Human industry has been in full swing for little over a century, yet it has brought about a decline in almost every ecosystem on the planet. Nature doesn’t have a design problem. People do.

William McDonough,
Architect, Designer and Author