Our current economic growth model has reached a turning point.

Over the last few decades we have experienced an economic growth miracle. We have never been this well fed, housed or equipped, but in divining this miracle we have taken the environment completely for granted. The current economic growth model will not be working for us in the near future if we do not account for the environmental costs it creates.

The impact is clear. We are over-using natural resources to make our products, but at the same time we are under-using them. To name a few examples, cars are parked 92% of the time, we waste a third of the food we produce and the average office is only occupied 50% of the time.

A new book, “A Good Disruption: Redefining Growth in the 21st Century”, written by Martin R. Stuchtey, Per-Anders Enkust and Klaus Zumunkel, and proofread and advised by Circular Change’s Advisory Board President Janez Potočnik, proposes a better system, where the economy prospers and nature thrives. They detail the concepts of car-sharing, circular nutrient agriculture and better buildings to lead the way to a new economy for the 21st century. This is a must-read for business leaders, policy makers, and anyone interested in better environmental practices.

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