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

The most tremendous Ellen MacArthur quotes to discover and learn by heart

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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

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

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