What is a circular economy? 

The circular economy is a key concept when discussing a sustainable future. The circular economy is viewed as an alternative to the currently widely adopted 'make-take-waste' linear economy. 

Resources

 

 The lesson plans below contain activities and fact sheets to guide learning 

Lesson plan 1:

Introduces the key concepts

of a circular economy  

age

13-16

Lesson plan 2:

Introduces the 6 R words of sustainability

Did you know?

The circular economy is based on three principles: 

 

 

 

 

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation work in a wide range of different areas associated with the circular economy. Check out their website for a huge range of teaching and learning resources -https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/our-work/approach/learning

Design out waste and pollution

 

Keep products and materials in use 

 

Regenerate natural systems