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Right now, the world operates in a “linear economy” model that is not sustainable. Every second, the equivalent of one garbage truck of textiles is landfilled or burned, and the equivalent of six garbage trucks of edible food is wasted globally. If we continue on this path, by 2050, global demand for resources will almost triple to 130 billion tons annually, which would overuse the earth’s capacity by more than 400%.

Since the UAE is currently focusing on creating and maintaining a sustainable environment and infrastructure which is a key pillar in the National Agenda in line with Vision 2021, one of the highly recommended solutions that can drive the nation towards having social and economic sustainability is through aiming towards achieving a circular economy.

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