A circular economy will bring higher standards of living to all, but it will bring the most progress and equity to the historically disadvantaged.

Many experts have noted a circular economic model's environmental and economic benefits, but society will also reap the rewards. The standard of living will increase across the board. However, communities disproportionately affected by climate change and structural inequities will benefit even more. Switching to a circular economy may be our best bet for sweeping societal change.