The linear 'Take - Make - Dispose' system, which depletes natural resources and generates waste, is deeply flawed and can be productively replaced by a restorative model in which waste does not exist as such but is only food for the next cycle

— Ellen MacArthur

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When you sail on a boat you take with you the minimum of resources.

You don't waste anything. You don't leave the light on; you don't leave a computer screen on... on land we take what we want


Rethinking the future: It is a profound challenge, at the end of an era of cheap oil and materials to rethink and redesign how we produce and consume; to reshape how we live and work, or even to imagine the jobs that will be needed for transition


When you start you're trying to achieve staying alive and getting home.

If you can do both of those, then you stand a chance of breaking the record.


There's a plane flying over me and I'm looking forward to being able to relax and not worry about the weather or boat speed.


There's a price to pay for the speed, and that is danger.

And to push that hard on a boat - it does take a lot out of you and is incredibly stressful.


If we could build an economy that would use things rather than use them up, we could build a future.


When I circumnavigated the globe the outcome didn't really matter, it was about a goal I'd set myself, but sustainability is part of all our lives


There is a massive economic opportunity out there to be taken without waiting for government legislation.