The Ellen MacArthur Foundation will shortly launch the first open online course on the circular economy. The course is free to attend, and will provide an initial introduction to the circular economy framework. http://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/education/higher/take-part-in-a-free-circular-economy-mooc . Dame Ellen, the former round the World yachting star, is championing the concept of a ‘circular economy’ through her Foundation, saying that a move away from planned obsolescence to a new circular model would, at current rates of growth, produce £415 BILLION of economic benefits. Now that just MIGHT prompt some change!
Meanwhile Bradford University has launched the world’s first circular economy professional business degree in partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and leading firms including B&Q, BT, Cisco, Renault and National Grid. http://www.bradford.ac.uk/mediacentre/news-releases/title-96143-en.php