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Week 16 – Circular economy I

w16 Learning materials ‘handout’ [pdf]

Watch these:

  1. Ellen MacArthur gives a brief overview of the circular economy (I suspect repurposed from her TED talk):
    Ellen MacArthur Foundation (2010), Circular Economy Explained: What Is It & Why Is It Important?, EMF
  2. Ken Webster discusses some of the context and nature of the ideas of circularity, touching on some of different aspects the ‘circular economy’ as a term encompasses
    Ellen MacArthur Foundation (2017a), A Flow of Wealth or a Wealth of Flows?, EMF for the Disruptive Innovation Festival


CalPoly Ponoma (2019), John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies – History, College of Environmental Design

Ellen MacArthur Foundation (2013), Towards the circular economy Vol 2, EMF

Ellen MacArthur Foundation (2017b), What is the circular economy?, EMF

Ellen MacArthur Foundation (2017c), CE Infographic, EMF

McDonough, W and Braungart, M (2002), Cradle to cradle: remaking the way we make things, Northpoint press
[see TED talk]

Raworth K (2017), Doughnut economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist, London: Penguin Random House [see the Doughnut Economics YouTube channel as well]

Webster, K and Johnson, C (2010), Sense & Sustainability: Educating for a circular economy, Ellen MacArthur Foundation


Dieter Rams: 10 Principles for Good Design, Shuffle magazine

IDEO / Ellen MacArthur Foundation (2018), Circular Design Guide, EMF

Gupta, V (2020), Mattereum [second public release: proof of concept], October

WBCSD (2017), CEO Guide to the Circular Economy, Accenture/WBCSD June

The Product-Life Institute (Walter Stahel)