‘Circularity’ is the principle that each element on a chain serves as raw materials or input for the next. Circular-design uses this life principle to create product-systems that generate, preserve, and compound value, without creating waste or dead-ends. This principle of circularity can be seen most intensely in Earth’s Carbon Cycle.
The three farm laws passed by the Govt. of India in 2020 aim to rectify the compounded damage caused to farmer livelihoods by all preceding dirigiste policies. We hope that these new acts serve the Indian farming community by bringing them unhindered market access, enabling them to charge what they deserve and build their direct customer base. We believe that a right to market access is a right to livelihood. India deserves all of its citizens to have equal rights to make a living.
The practice of regenerating soil so that it builds high-quality topsoil, retains more rainwater, increases biodiversity, and sequesters carbon from the atmosphere, is called regenerative agriculture. By investing in the soil, regenerative agriculturists help make food more nutritious, fiber beneficial for the climate, and the land more biodiverse.
By understanding products around us by their material, purpose, function, and impact we will begin to appreciate the value they bring to their intended user, enabling us to address that value with better materials, better systems, and better impact. By spending the time to learn why someone lives the way they do, learning about the products that bring them meaning, we can build a consciousness that is less inclined to dismiss, inspired instead to create new avenues for shared value.