Interview M. Thorseth - Why all voices are needed to create a circular economy
Innovatie & Valorisatie
“ULTIMATE focuses on ‘smart industrial symbiosis’ and has nine European demonstration sites for new technologies. It also shows how these technologies can achieve on an economic and environmental scale, and stakeholders and civilians are actively involved. May Thorseth and the project partners conducted interesting research in the demo sites in Spain and the UK. People were asked about their beliefs and morals to contribute to a change toward a circular economy. What do people think in the first place?
It revealed that there are different reasons why people want to be involved, including moral, cognitive, and pragmatic reasons. The moral reasons have to do with values and beliefs people have, the cognitive with the comprehension of the matter. Finally, the pragmatic reasons talk about self-interest.
What is good for the environment is not always the best for the people. Sustainability has three different dimensions: social, environmental, and economical.”
(Citation: Interview M. Thorseth – Why all voices are needed to create a circular economy – www.smartwatermagazine.com (2022)12 September)