This Working Life: We must rewire our mindset to connect to the circular economy

A new bill paves the way for the development of a vibrant repurposing market to become the norm for businesses and consumers alike

Delivering on a true circular economy will yield positive outcomes from an economic, environmental and social perspective

Ashley McDonnell is the chairwoman of Digital Business Ireland, a not-for-profit representative body

The government recently published the Circular Economy Bill, which establishes a clear roadmap to help the country move away from a single-use, linear economic model, to one which places refurbishment, reuse and repair at its very core.

The move underpins the shift from a “take, make, waste” economy, to a more sustainable, environmentally efficient pattern of production and consumption. The aim is ...