Published: 15 December 2020 Re-imagining the Future of Waste

Author : Marta Castillo Sánchez, Communications Officer at REVOLVE

Waste – when it comes to climate change and environmental degradation it is both the problem and the solution. In particular, the residues of the agro-food sector pose one of the biggest challenges. Reducing this waste but also giving it a second life is key to transition towards a circular economy with minimal or zero waste, making the sector more resilient to crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

The global consumption of raw materials is repeatedly exceeding the Earth’s production. The Earth Overshoot day is a yearly reminder of that. By August 2020 – even though COVID-19 has contracted humanity ecological footprint – the global demand for ecological resources and services had already exceeded what the Earth can generate in a year.

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