27 June 2023
HP LIFE’s latest free course, Circular Economy, teaches learners how a circular economy not only benefits business but improves our planet as well.
The circular economy is a model of production and consumption that aims to minimize waste and extend the lifecycle of products by sharing, leasing, reusing, repairing, and recycling existing materials.
HP LIFE’s new course breaks down the key principles of the circular economy to show you how it differs from the traditional ‘take, make, use, waste’ linear economy and why it is good for business, people, and the environment.
As you progress through the course, you will take a deep dive into the five business models of circularity, discover the difference between concepts such as recycling and reusing, and learn the definition of a value chain and its role in supporting a more circular business model. You will also get to know Rosette, a Haitian entrepreneur, who set up a business to tackle the plastic waste problem in her country and is helping other companies advance a circular economy in the process. Using Rosette’s business as a blueprint, you will complete a series of practical exercises enabling you to define more circular practices across your value chain for your own business venture.
- Why a circular economy is important.
- What are the basic principles of a circular economy.
- How you can incorporate circularity into any business.
Circular Economy is available in Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, English, French, Hindi, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish.
About HP LIFE
HP LIFE is a free IT and business skills training program from the HP Foundation. It is accessible online, offline, and in person (where safe) offering more than 30 courses in eight languages for entrepreneurs, business owners, and lifelong learners all over the world. It is also an adaptable educational resource used on the ground by trainers, educators, and mentors to enrich curricula, support business creation, and improve employability skills.