Given the limits of the linear production and consumption model, the transition to a circular economy has become a necessity. It requires significant behavioral changes from all actors (companies, communities, consumers/citizens), backed by ambitious public policies. In particular, industrial players must change their practices right from the product design phase.
The Veolia Institute is dedicating an issue of its review to this topic, resulting from work carried out with a team of researchers from Mines ParisTech Scientific Management Center.
Katie Olley of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and LIFE SWEAP Project Manager, contributed to this publication. There have been fundamental shifts in the shipment of waste around the world over the last two decades. Her article describes these, their causes, and the recent acceleration in the shift in illegal shipments to countries least able to deal with them. It also discusses enforcement gaps, the findings so far of the LIFE SWEAP project and how they might be addressed.
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