After the crisis, let’s use technology to move towards a circular economy

Auteur : Astrid Wynne, sustainability lead at Techbuyer

Dans cet article, l’auteur effectue un rapprochement entre les technologies numériques de dernière génération, le Covid-19, et le nouveau plan d’action pour l’économie circulaire de l’Union européenne.

The response to Covid-19 shows us that digital working reduces emissions. The EU’s Circular Economy Action Plan could help turn this into a long term benefit

The day before the UK Prime Minister said everyone who could work from home should, the EU released an action plan on how to mitigate the negative effects of increased digitalization. Working in an industry like ours throws the tension between these two things into sharp relief.

On the one hand, the benefits of digital communication and remote collaboration have been brought into sharp focus by the Covid-19 pandemic. With so many transactions online, many companies can continue to operate even with a skeleton staff. We can also continue to collaborate on projects without face to face meetings and keep in touch with people we care about through video and social media.

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