In recent years, the spread of plastic garbage and plastic fragments across the Earth and into ecosystems has contributed to the circulation of the circular economy. For example, shipowner Fred suggested. Olsen in Dagens Næringsliv in September last year to stop all production of new plastic, with the aim of forcing increased collection and recycling of the plastic that is already produced.
Such thoughts introduce a pre-modern motive. For thousands of years, our way of life was characterized by nature's cycles and associated circular processes, where resources were reused and utensils repaired. This way of life was changed with the linear functioning of industrial society – from resource extraction via production and use to waste in various forms. Through the use-and-throw logic, we gained growth-based progress and a better standard of living, but also increasing concern about the harmful effects. . .