WHAT IS A CIRCULAR ECONOMY ?
"Looking beyond the current take-make-waste extractive industrial model, a circular economy aims to redefine growth, focusing on positive society-wide benefits. It entails gradually decoupling economic activity from the consumption of finite resources, and designing waste out of the system. Underpinned by a transition to renewable energy sources, the circular model builds economic, natural, and social capital. "
(Ellen MacArthur Foundation)
THE 3 PRINCIPLES OF CIRCULAR ECONOMY
DESIGN OUT WASTE
KEEP PRODUCTS AND MATERIAL IN USE
REGENERATE NATURAL SYSTEMS
CIRCULAR AND INSULAR ECONOMY
Ces contextes insulaires présentent toutefois une opportunité pour la modélisation de procédés de gestion efficaces et systémique de nos économies.
With a finite amount of resources, insular territories are currently highly dependent on importations to answer the needs of their economy. This model based on western development is failing to fit the context of these islands, considerably weakening their resilience.
These insular contexts, however, represent great territories for prototyping and testing systemic processes for our global economy, and this is the reason why Fenua Data decided to focus its effort on understanding the holistic dynamic of French Polynesia.
In our islands, some industries present a true potential of integration of circular economy, as much for the presence of influential local actors than for the quality of already existing infrastructures..