IB focuses on circular economy
- March 24, 2017
Remanufacturing is entering the classroom, with the launch of the International Baccalaureate (IB)’s new geography syllabus, which refers to the circular economy for the first time.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has welcomed the move, saying that around 7,500 IB graduates read geography each year, so it “hopes that these students will feel inspired to be part of rethinking our current ‘take-make-dispose’ economy through deeper engagement with the circular economy framework”.
The diploma programme for 16- to 19-year old students includes the circular economy within its ‘Global resource consumption and security’ unit, which looks at “the value of the circular economy as a systems approach for effective cycling of materials and energy”.