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
- Start here!
- Brain warm-up
- A quick note before you start...
- About the Circular Economy
- Video: What is the Circular Economy?
- Knowledge Check NEED
- Additional Resources
- A Message From Leyla
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.
All Courses, Sustainability
This 5-part course will equip you to reframe sustainability, think critically about what it is (and isn't), see past greenwashing, start thinking in systems, map life cycles, and make more (truly) sustainable decisions in your life and work.
E-Book | Circular Systems Design Handbook
FREE Post Disposable Activation Kit