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CONTENTS No. 313 March/April 2019

FRONTLINE   4 NEWS

ECOLOGIST

NEW ONLINE   1 WELCOME

10 THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY Brendan Montague introduces our special investigation 12 FROM THEORY TO PRACTICAL REALITY Ernesto Hartikainen and Samuli Laita report on the

Finnish story 14 MAPPING A CIRCULAR ROUTE Ali Moore describes how London Waste and Recycling

Board is helping to build a circular economy 16 GOOD AND BAD APPLES Brendan Montague reports on a promise to end the use of materials extracted from the Earth 18 EMULATING THE CIRCLE OF LIFE We need to rethink efficiency in our food system,

writes Robert Biel

Cover image: Microchip synapses 18 – Fusion chamber by Leonardo Ulian www.leonardoulian.com

KEYNOTES

20 REGENERATIVE ECONOMICS FOR A

SUSTAINABLE WORLD As climate breakdown accelerates, we must learn from Nature’s example to counter entropy, writes Herbert Girardet

UNDERCURRENTS

26 RESTORATION NARRATIVE:

THE STORY OF OUR TIME Zion Lights meets author George Monbiot and discovers his insider view of the mainstream media 28 TURNING THE TIDE OF

PUBLIC OPINION Anna Turns discusses why some environmental issues appeal more than others www.resurgence.org Joe Hoare helps overcome fear with laughter yoga Peter Reason reviews How to See Nature by Paul Evans New gallery feature on artist Gary Cook Farmer Laurel Foreman talks about creating a sanctuary for people and wildlife on our podcast Resurgence Voices www.theecologist.org The stories environmentalists across the globe are talking about, plus opinion pieces and reviews. Check for new daily content, including regular analysis of key political issues. Contact: editor@theecologist.org

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