Introduction to the Circular Economy
Learn the difference between our resource-draining 'take, make, waste' linear systems and the progressive circular economy movement that is regenerative and sustainable. This is a short introductory class.
WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT
Understand what the circular economy is, in theory and in practice
Gain insight into the differences between the circular economy and the linear system of production, consumption and then waste that has been the status quo since the industrial revolution.
Learn about the growing movement, from governments to industries, to shift towards a circular economy
Explore negative impacts tied to our resource-intensive and waste-filled linear system
Dr. Leyla Acaroglu
UnSchool Founder + Global Change Maker
A Welcome Message From Leyla
Welcome to the Introduction to the Circular Economy Class
A quick note before you start...
Read: An overview of the Circular Economy
Watch: What is the Circular Economy?
Read: Eliminating Waste
Watch: Redesigning Disposability
Activity: Post Disposable Design Worksheet
Read: Unintended Consequences
Activity: Circular Economy Learning Action
Download: The Circular Redesign Worksheet
Read: From the Linear to the Circular Economy
Watch: Moving from Linear to Circular
Read: Circular Thinking
Explore: Circular Economy Concepts
Read: Core Concepts, Technical and Circular Flows
Explore: Technical and Biological Flows
Activity: From Linear to Circular Economy Reflection
Read: Circular Design
Watch: Circular Design
Read: Circular Strategies
Explore: Circular Economy Strategies
Explore: Circular Economy Business Strategies
Read: Glossary of Terms
Download: The Circular ReDesign Toolkit
Watch: The Circular Economy Explainer Video
Additional Resources and Links
Check your Knowledge Quick Quiz
A Thank You Message From Leyla
Continue Your Learning Journey!
DISCOVER WHY WE NEED TO MOVE FROM
Since the birth of the industrial revolution humans have rapidly formed a ‘linear’ system of production, consumption and then waste.
This resource intensive and waste filled system has many negative impacts on the planet and people, which is why the growing movement of the circular economy is appealing to so many governments, industry leaders and everyday people.
The circular economy is a smarter and more effective way of producing things that humans needs that have value in the economy and that don't create so much waste, pollution, exploration and negative impacts.
By taking this class you will get the 360 perspective of what the circular economy is, how it applies to different levels of decision making, all the theories and practices that go into making it work from biomimicry, cradle to cradle to sustainable design and product service system models.
The class also includes case studies of pioneering industries shifting to the circular systems model of production and the ways in which you can help activate this progressive and powerful movement for a more sustainable and healthy future.
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