Circular Economy

circular economy is an economic system aimed at eliminating waste and the continual use of resources.
With the approval of the National Waste Management Strategy 2020 by Cabinet, we will see the circular economy being supported nationally.
GEM continues to offer and research alternative waste solutions in order to support the circular economy model.

“Most importantly, the 2020 strategy has the concept of the “circular economy” at its centre. The circular economy is an approach to minimising the environmental impact of economic activity by reusing and recycling processed materials to minimise: (a) the need to extract raw materials from the environment; and (b) the need to dispose of waste. The circular economy is built on innovation and the adoption of new approaches and techniques in product design, production, packaging and use – industrial symbiosis, for instance, is a way of preventing waste in industrial production by redirecting waste from one production process to serve as raw materials for another production process.” 

BD Creecy, MP Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment. Extracted from The National Waste Management Strategy 2020
Circular Economy Infographic
Linear Economy Infographic