“Unless we go to Circular it’s game over for the planet; it’s game over for society”. These are the opening words of the world’s first feature-length documentary film on the circular economy, called Closing the Loop. The film is directed by Graham Sheldon and presented by global sustainability expert, Prof. Dr Wayne Visser. John Elkington, famous for coining the “triple bottom line” of sustainability says in the film: “If we continue with the linear economy, we are, to use a technical term, totally screwed”. Despite its dire warnings, this is an optimistic film about innovative solutions.
In support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (especially Goal 12 on Responsible Consumption and Production), the documentary explores five key strategies for achieving circularity – reduce, reuse, recycle, renew and reinvent – by showcasing examples from Europe, Latin America and Africa and featuring insights from experts from the likes of the World Economic Forum and the Universities of Cambridge and Harvard.
This special screening of Closing The Loop at de Ceuvel is part of the global screening of the film during the week of march 4-10 by the Circular Economy Club, a global network of circular professionals and enthusiasts. The Amsterdam screening is hosted in collaboration with our friends from Metabolic.