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The idea of shifting the economics of from linear to circular is important and well articulated in the proposal.
The four conceptual steps outlined to reach a future state make sense, but the proposal would benefit from additional detail on context, particularly around how would this initiative start and who would drive it.
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Circular economics seems to be essentially industrial ecology or circular economics, ‘precycling’ is essentially design for environment, ‘waste risk’ seems to be extended producer responsibility, etc.
It could be interesting to explore how fiscal instruments (e.g. EPR for AP and FW) could help shift the take back system, but this would be a serious body of work not suited for this.
This proposal, requires government involvement which limits feasibility, and also requires a significant shift in the way manufactures view waste/environmental impact.
Please provide more info on how one would actually achieve this beyond bringing people together to discuss it.
Jun 19, 2016
Thanks for the interesting comments. Responses are included in the proposal and summarised below. Any further questions are very welcome in the comments section or by colab message.