We have become accustomed in recent years to talk about economic disruptions. Disruption of the taxi industry by Uber and of the hotel industry by Airbnb. Before that we had the disappearance of film processing stores and music record stores with the arrival of digital
In 2013, my partner Steven and I walked away from the security of our 40-hour work week and took a leap of faith to launch PolisPlan – a town planning and strategic engineering partnership. We exchanged our regular paychecks for the unsettling world of being consultants, partly because we wanted to be the architects of our future but also to develop a new paradigm for human settlements. We started by spending six months researching in Europe – volunteering in eco-villages, visiting transition towns and attending a conference in Findhorn, Scotland.
Have you had any reservations about the “circular economy”? If so, you’re not alone. Many critics point out that there’s no such thing as a truly ‘circular economy’, due to that pesky reality known as “entropy”. Others say it’s just another ‘green wash’ for business