Regenerating natural systems

We talk a lot at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation about “regenerating natural systems”. It is one of the core principles of the circular economy. However, the meaning of the phrase “regenerating natural systems” is not immediately clear to everyone and you are not alone if you find yourself asking, “what does that even mean?!”

In the Ted Talk below, chef Dan Barber describes visiting a fish farm that wonderfully captures the idea of regeneration. With some thought and by paying attention, our activities don’t need to damage natural ecosystems, they can make them even healthier.


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