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World Environment Day: Restoring our ecosystem through circular economy

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We live in very challenging times. A growing population that is also accustomed to a certain lifestyle and to large extent driven by conspicuous consumption over the last couple of centuries has led us to an unhealthy and unsustainable environment that is waiting to be healed and restored.

Since the industrial revolution started in the mid-18th century, the world population has grown from around 800 million to 7.8 billion today—a near tenfold explosion in a little over two centuries. Experts in the field of environment and climate science tell us that our planet has warmed up by anywhere between 1-2 degrees, depending on who we listen to. Today, we also know that less than 3 percent of the total fossil fuel carbon dioxide emission had happened until that point if we take the period between1850-90 to be the baseline.

We are looking at environmental degradation since the beginning of the industrial revolution for two main reasons. Our way…

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