In my view, to move to a circular economy we need several things. First, we need a change in mindset. We need to move away from treating resources as unlimited and ignoring the fact that there is a cost to everything we throw out—and toward more creative and inventive ways of doing things. Second, we need to look at the rules and policies that govern our economic activities. Why is it so cheap, or so easy, for organizations, businesses, and households to waste and throw things out? Can we start to change those rules and policies so that people produce and use things differently? Third, we need to re-examine our relationship with stuff. There is growing interest in movements like slow fashion, zero-waste living, minimalism, and seeking experiences over material things. And now the pandemic has made people rethink priorities: Do we need to consume so much? Does it really make us happier in the long run? In reflecting on the theme “Protecting the Planet”, the bigger message is that protecting the planet is also about protecting humanity. Although the biosphere has changed dramatically thanks to our activities, the planet itself will survive with or without humanity. The real goal of the circular economy is to ensure the sustainability of humanity.