DR PUAN YATIM
By 2050, the world’s population will balloon to 9.2 billion from the current 7.6 billion. While busy consuming finite resources, we are producing vast quantities of waste, leading to unsustainable patterns of consumption and production. To ensure there is enough food and water in 2050, we need to move away from the traditional linear “make, use and dispose” economy, to a circular model. The circular economy is an evolving concept and it is rooted in the observation of physical phenomena and natural cycles.