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Laxmi Haigh

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Laxmi Haigh is an environmental writer and the Lead Editor at Circle Economy. Laxmi Haigh is also a research professional with a Research Msc in Anthropology from the University of Utrectht.

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Material (mis)management: could the global economy thrive with one-third fewer materials?

We need to talk about materials: how we extract, process, use and dispose of stuff. The sheer amount of global materials entering the global economy each year—now a record 100 billion tonnes—has repercussions. Huge ones.

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Overlooking emissions embodied in materials threatens any chance of reaching the 1.5-degrees target
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Laxmi Haigh

Overlooking emissions embodied in materials threatens any chance of reaching the 1.5-degrees target

Environmental Sustainability

Let me paint a picture for you. Under a media frenzy, world leaders come together to grace famed stages and discuss the biggest challenge of our time: climate breakdown. They dominate newspaper headlines, promising dreams of net-zero and tales of green growth. But in the background, extractive industries continue drilling, fracking and mining.

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Environmental Sustainability · Energy

Overlooking emissions embodied in materials threatens any chance of reaching the 1.5-degrees target


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