Shifting from a ‘take-make-waste’ paradigm

24 01 2013

Industrial ecology makes so much sense!

The Nature of Business

Business has historically operated a ‘take-make-waste’ philosophy, but a radical transformation is now needed.

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Whatever form business takes as it negotiates out of the current conundrum, it must operate within the limits of a finite world. While relatively cheap labour in the developing world may fuel growth and feed increasing rates of consumption, pressure on natural resources means manufacturing (and the economies that flow from it) need to radically transform be fit for purpose today and in the future.

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