Businesses, consumers and society at large have realised that to achieve the sustainable future we want, we need to rethink how our economies are structured and operate. The transition from a linear to a circular economy to move away from the current take-make-waste consumption and production model is needed to ensure a sustainable future. The demand for technologically led innovations to address the global waste challenge will need human capital, capacity building and financing, leading to job creation across the globe.
Under the theme “Circularity 2030”, RBF 2019 will seek commitments to scaling the start-ups, innovations and technologies that will drive the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to the circular economy. Five SDGs most directly impacted by circularity will be addressed, those for water, energy, employment, sustainable consumption & production and land & biodiversity.