'Circularity gap': Just nine per cent of global resources re-used each year

James Murray
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Major new report argues circular economy strategies could 'tip balance in battle against dangerous climate change'

Each year the global economy extracts 92.8 billion tonnes of minerals, fossil fuels, metals, and biomass, and despite decades of warnings over the resulting climate change and resource security impacts...

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