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The Circular Economy Must Be Inclusive to Succeed

Reducing plastic waste and driving inclusive growth

Our resource-intensive world centers on the linear economic model of 'take, make, use and waste' and the plastic industry epitomizes this convention, extracting resources from the earth to make plastic packaging that is most likely used once, then thrown away. Indeed, over the last decade plastic has increasingly become a pariah, and a tangible and ever-present reminder of our over-consumption and wastefulness. Images of plastic waste strangling ocean marine life and evidence of it entering the food chain and our bodies has rightfully caused alarm and created a sense of urgency to deal with it. According to a 2016 study…
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Kevin Chin is an impact entrepreneur and Founder & CEO of Arowana, an award-winning international B Corp certified investment group that seeks investment opportunities in progressive companies that support inclusive development and fulfill the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
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