Transitioning to a Circular Food Economy: The Solution for Food Waste and Food Loss?

Circular Economy: What is it and why is it important?

Before we can understand the circular economy, it helps to define the linear economy. The current economy we live in today operates in the linear economy model: we take from earth, we make products, and then we throw them away.1 For instance, a lightbulb company takes resources, such as glass or metal, to manufacture its products. After the company makes the bulb, they sell it to a customer who uses it. Once the lightbulb burns out, it will be disposed of. It’s likely neither the company nor the consumer