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When was the concept born?
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This new way of understanding goods also means designing products to last so that materials can be easily dismantled and recycled.
 
This new way of understanding goods also means designing products to last so that materials can be easily dismantled and recycled.
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== When was the concept born? ==
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The concept of Circular Economy has been gaining momentum since the late 1970s, when researchers Walter Stahel and Genevieve Reday sketched the vision of an economy in loops and its impact on job creation, economic competitiveness, resource savings, and waste prevention. They conducted a research for the European Commission and published their conclusions later in a book called "Jobs for Tomorrow: The Potential for Substituting Manpower for Energy."
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In many ways, the Circular Economy model shares key ideas with others such as Biomimicry, which studies nature and imitates its designs and processes to solve human problems; the Cradle to Cradle proposal, which advocates for extending a product lifespan; and the Blue Economy, that uses open-source solutions based upon natural processes.
    
== Notes and references ==
 
== Notes and references ==

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