News: Fab Academy Topical Lecture 1: The Linear, the Circular and the Devolved

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Ken Webster, Head of Innovation, Ellen MacArthur Foundation & Joe Iles,
Digital Architect, Ellen MacArthur Foundation (

The forces which created wealth for the industrial world but also
displaced workers and accelerated throughput, the over exploitation of finite
resources, created waste and social discontent – the linear economy – have gone on
to create a devolved economy where access to energy, tools and expertise is falling
in cost. The missing link is circularity. A new economy of enterprise and innovation
needs to work long term and at the same time exploit the opportunities of effective
material flows and restoring natural capital. It is the convergence for our times.

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