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Boost to skills for circular economy

Around two-thirds of all secondary school pupils will learn about the circular economy using resources from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation starting from the new school year in September.

Resources offered by the foundation to teach about reusing and recycling resources in a circular model include materials to be taught in chemistry classes for 14 to 19 year olds. The foundation has also provided materials for design and technology classes and integrated science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and/or standalone maths, science and technology at age 11 to 14.

Two years after the launch of the scheme, the foundation’s resources are already being used within 1,600 schools across the UK.

Ellen MacArthur told MRW that by this September the foundation’s programmes could be taught in around 2,200 secondary schools.

MacArthur

“We work with education so that young people can see that there is different way of looking at the economy - and that they could play a future role in marketing, reverse logistics, design, material science,” MacArthur (left) said.

She added that the foundation works with universities worldwide and highlighted the launch of a higher education level programme, due next week (7 March).

The sustainability campaigner and sailor also spoke to MRW about European resource efficiency policy, energy from waste and rethinking business models to transition towards a circular economy.

  • To read MRW’s Big Interview with Ellen MacArthur read this week’s issue (1 March) of MRW magazine, or check back online from the same date.

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