Sustainable Maritime Interiors - 2022 Report

86 According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, because a circular economy decouples economic activity from the consumption of finite resources, “it is a resilient system that is good for business, people and the environment.”1 The move to circularity involves overturning the traditional linear economic model, also known as the ‘take, make, dispose’ model, which has driven industrial development for decades and which presupposes easy access to cheap materials and energy. The linear model also does not take account of the significant amount of resource waste and pollution that is inevitably generated. Circularity therefore requires that economic activity moves away from the consumption of finite resources, while eliminating waste and pollution. INTERNAT IONAL WI SDOM The principles of the circular economy Source: British Standards Institute, Executive Briefing 1 Source: Ellen MacArthur Foundation, What is a circular economy?