In manufacturing, the‘resource-product-waste’ cycle has its limits, mainly because there is not an infinite supply of raw materials. The transition to a circular economy could simultaneously solve both issues: the lack of materials and waste disposal.
As the environmental situation continues to deteriorate and is listed as one of the main threats to global stability, the importance of green issues is growing, according to this year's World Economic Forum report on global risks. Russian companies' sometimes-successful attempts to intensify the green movement, could serve as the answer.
A scandal about a waste landfill in Balashikha in the Moscow region, which broke out this summer after a live ‘Direct Line’ conference with President Putin, drew attention to a question that was long overdue a good answer – what to do with Russia’s ever-growing waste? Recycling can be a solution. But Russia is only making its first steps in this direction.
Industry is moving further away from its original paradigm. The trend now is towards a circular economy – a system that drives the restoration and regeneration of resources through high-tech facilities, the sharing of end products and the reduction of waste.
A View Into the Future
Digital technology has become an essential part our lives, and has solved many of our issues; however, technology has also created new threats.
Arctic exploration, the development of Siberian deposits and the expansion of industry in the Ural region – this all sounds very modern...
country in the world; however, it is unlikely
that anyone can say that they have experienced
all of its wonders.