The circular economy recirculates resources
rather than making new ones
The way we currently manufacture, design and consume goods is linear. That is we take natural resources, make them into new goods, and throw them away at the end of their life.
Shifting to a circular economy we would reuse old goods, share or borrow items instead of buying new, repair and refurbish broken items, and remanufacture and recycle materials when goods themselves are finally at their end of life.