Going Full Circle: How to Implement Circular Economy

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Rodriguez, Javier
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Glowienka, Edward
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2023-04-28
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Going Full Circle: How to Implement Circular Economy
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In the current situation of substantial climate change that has the potential to impact our lives in the future, this presentation will address fundamental flaws of capitalism that have led us to ignore or negate these changes by focusing on financial metrics instead of sustainability metrics. A new model of Circular Economy is proposed, one in which the materials that are now what constitute waste when a product has no utility anymore are reintroduced into the production process in a systematic manner. Both utilitarian and sentimental objects will be discussed in a potential global approach and implementation of this alternative economic system. The philosophical backup for the ideas will come from John Nash’s works on Game Theory and the works of Marx, Locke, Hobbes and Rawls among other possible philosophers and ethicists.
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Philosophy