In the 18th century the UK began the Industrial Revolution. By the 19th century burning fossil fuels had become normal. In the 20th century Industry developed a whole new type of materials called Plastics. And humans went into space, where we saw our planet as a closed loop system, for the first real time.
In the 21st century, it’s time to learn from our mistakes, and develop a new way for industry to operate. The Circular Economy is a way for design to do just that.