Transformations. The roadmap for an economy that is 100 % circular made by the government on April 23, fits in with the avalanche of reports on the circular economy, which follow one another at a frenetic pace : Re-Circle : resource efficiency and circular economy (OECD, 2018), the Circular economy package (european Commission, 2018), Economics circular : reconciling growth and environment (Institut Montaigne, 2016), The Economics circular. A strategy of growth and competitiveness for the companies (Medef, 2014), etc.
Of the Medef, the chemical group BASF, the OECD, the think tanks are liberal and to the staffs of the CAC 40, almost everyone is in the loop. The prime minister, Edouard Philippe, praises the “sober and happy” and even quoted Pierre Rabhi. Danone, great seller, yoghurt pots, plastic, signs a partnership with sailor Ellen MacArthur to fight against the continent of plastic. Alteo, a company that for decades dumped millions of tons of red sludge in the Mediterranean, explains, ” to be at the bottom in the circular economy “.
Ecology has she finally conquered the multinationals ?
There is in fact no reason to be surprised, nor, moreover, to rejoice, this wedding of liberalism and recycling. It is from its origin, that the industrial capitalism is a dream of industrial ecology. In 1823, in Paris, while a growing number of complaints against the pollution, the trade Journal, the defender of industrial interests, marvels at the power of ” the chemical industry, which maintains that nature tends to destroy, that reproduces what the human consumes, which restores it moves “.
The idea, developed by the chemists, especially the French, is that the industry, if it is guided by the scholars and the innovation, can transform perfectly…