For Clark, the circular economy is particularly relevant in the area of waste across a number of aspects.
“Firstly, it all comes down to what do we do with our industrial, commercial and residential waste,” says Clark.
“Secondly, it’s about food and how we use food waste. The third one is water, the water we drink and where that comes
from, how it’s processed and what our toleration is for recycled water.”
He also highlights land and whether we are efficient in its use, as well as our buildings, “both where and how we
construct them, and how we deconstruct them and reuse them.”
“And then clearly it’s about our vehicles, and in particular, as we think about the shift towards electric vehicles,
it’s about batteries, the precious metals that are in them and how those are reused and recycled.
“The circular economy is about very practical things and shifting us from what we might call a linear model of create,
use, dispose, discard to a circular model which is to recreate, reuse, upcycle and then use again and again.”