INSPIRATION

Quotes and Ideas Fueling the Circular Economy and Zero Waste Movements

 
Deforestation

Zero Waste:
"The conservation of all resources by means of responsible production, consumption, reuse, and recovery of products, packaging, and materials without burning and with no discharges to land, water, or air that threaten the environment or human health."

Zero Waste International Alliance

 
Weaving

"Once designed, it's hard to reverse: 'We can't unscramble an omelette.'"

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

 

"The enemy of art is the absence of limitations."

Orson Welles

Art on Sidewalk
 
Friendship

“Business doesn’t live in a vacuum, but in an interconnected world.”

Rose Marcario

 
Blurry People

“Today, all of you are forced into a system where you as a consumer are stuck buying things that are disposable and create waste, and you are forced to subsidize that system to manage all the waste that linear business creates.”

Nicole Bassett

 

“What if we could build an economy that uses things, rather than uses them up?”

Ellen MacArthur

Light Circle
 
Praying Together

“As long as existing structures and cultures are left intact, responding to these complex and accelerating challenges in isolation will only create more overload, intensification, guilt, uncertainty, cynicism, and burnout.”

Andy Hargreaves

 

“A tree produces thousands of blossoms in order to create another tree, yet we do not consider its abundance wasteful but safe, beautiful, and highly effective.”

William McDonough

Almond Blossom