A Circular Economy

How do social and economic choices in the UK affect planetary wellbeing? What is our individual and collective responsibility? A Circular Economy is a film documenting my journey cycling two-hundred-and-twenty-kilometres around inner London. Following The Capital Ring, one of Transport for London’s walking and cycling routes, I pass through suburban streets, shopping centres, ancient woodland, and historic landfill sites, and reflect upon author, Iain Sinclair’s, 2002 observation of the city as “mall-virus, landscape consumerism, retail landfill”, in the context of current environmental tipping points.

Map showing: my cycling route around London; high street boundaries; landfill sites; rivers and sea flood risk zones.

Data courtesy of the Greater London Authority and the Environment Agency. Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/