The switch to renewable energies is only one part of the energy transition. Without the efficient use of energy and resources, neither holding climate change nor the preservation of human livelihoods will succeed.
CIRCULAR ECONOMY stands in contrast to a linear flow economy, which since the beginning of industrialisation has focused on the extraction of raw materials, the ever-increasing production and turnover of goods as key benchmarks. However, this obviously leads to a high consumption of raw resources and a noticeable deterioration in the quality of the environment.
Therefore, a circular economy draws attention to the value of goods and materials and the associated impact on the environment↴
. Both, raw and secondary resources materials should be used more efficiently and effectively, products should have a longer lifespan, waste and emissions should be avoided as far as possible. Defined in this way, it is a consistent strategy that aims not only at increasing efficiency, but at shaping an overall economic system and all processes in the anthroposphere that is compatible with nature and conserves resources.