A circular economy is meant to address environmental concerns by leveraging corporate interests. However, the circularity of the circular economy is by no means automatic. It is instead conscious work by specific actors that links corporate agendas, NGO programmes and e-waste dealers on the ground. In this video conversation, Juli Perczel and Biao Xiang explore how connections among heterogenous actors are made and what its social implications are.
Recorded on 27 July 2021. Juli Perczel is a PhD candidate in Anthropology, University of Manchester, UK.