4th industrial revolution; Unlocking the circular economy potential

Will the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ lead to an acceleration
 of the extractive, ‘linear’ economy of today, or will it enable the transition towards a society in which value creation is increasingly decoupled from finite resource consumption?

A new report, Intelligent Assets: Unlocking the circular economy potential, which was released 8 Februari 2016 by the World Economic Forum and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, finds that pairing circular economy principles with the information generated by intelligent devices creates a fertile ground for innovation that could enable this decoupling, and lead to broad social benefits.

Source: Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Full article and report

Mon, 08 February