September 03, 2020
by Phai Ding Wei
TSC's SDG COVID Impact Dashboard identified the recurring positive sentiment for “Responsible Consumption,” under the theme of "Responsible Consumption and Production Patterns1,” highlighted as a strong trending subject2, despite declining emergence3 this week. COVID-19 has complicated efforts in achieving various SDG goals, including implementation efforts on the “Environmental & Sustainability” front. During the vicissitudes of this period, plastic circularity has appeared to be the face of the largely touted “circular economy,” a potential solution to multiple SDGs. Yet is this the only dominant conversation around circular economy with respect to Responsible Consumption in our post-COVID era? What are some of the latest news surrounding it? What else is gaining traction from the topic of circular economy?