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There are no limits to stupidity This is the only way to explain the utterly wasteful economy we live in If the world had had the courage to listen to Walter Stahel long ago, the linear production model would long be gone in favour of circular material flows His most recent book is a wonderful introduction into the Performance Economy and an economy in the service of life Anders Wijkman, Chairman Climate KIC and Honorary President of the Club of Rome Walter, one of the fathers of the circular economy concept, makes crystal clear that we need a cultural shift, moving us from ownership to stewardship This book will serve students as much as decision makers to understand the CIE concepts, its mode of operations based on nodes of industrial relations and its advantages for society Nathalie VERCRUYSSE, Scientific Officer for Foresight, European Commission, DG Research Innovation Lots of questions concerning circular economy needconvincing answers But one thing is certain when a book is written by Walter and edited by Ellen McArthur Foundation, it is a must read Walter was a pioneer with a vision well ahead of the rest of us, andwho understood the importance of the concept and introduced it into the world of policy making Janez Potonik, European Commissioner for Science Research European Commissioner for Environment in charge of preparing the EU Circular Economy Package Since Co Chair of the UN International Resource Panel IRPA Circular Economy seeks to rebuild capital, whether this is financial, manufactured, human, social or natural, and offers opportunities and solutions for all organisations This book, written by Walter Stahel, who is widely recognised as one of the key people who formulated the concept of the Circular Economy, is the perfect introduction for anyone wanting to quickly get up to speed with this vitally important topic for ensuring sustainable development It sets out a new framework that refines the concept of a Circular Economy and how it can be applied at industrial levels This concise book presents the key themes for busy managers and policymakers and some of the newest thinking on the topic of the Circular Economy from one of the leading thinkers in the field Practical examples and case studies with real life data are used to elucidate the ideas presented within the book