The implementation of donut economics would need a driving force.
One that forces change.
One that makes a level playing field for industry.
One that changes culture.
One that builds in repairability and recyclability.
The question is - how to make massive change happen with least bureaucracy.
An answer: By using legislation that is powered by the engine of consumerism.
Imagine if you had to make something that really had to last, that could be repaired easily and with minimum levels of recycling problems.
How about playing about with the guarantee laws.
Imagine a low cost item, such as a £50 food mixer, that has to have a 10-year legally fully refundable guarantee.
That would force the manufacturer to reconsider design so that it delivered reliability and reparability - but on a level playing field across the industry.
Consumers would expect to pay more but they would use items for longer and not change products at a whim; it is more costly but is cheaper long term as the product lasts.
Costs would go up but for everyone who manufactured them but get the design wrong and you are into costly replacements. The product would last much longer, repair-ability would be built in as the manufacturer has to carry out the repairs at cost. Recyclability would be fully integrated into product design with much lower volumes to be recycled.
Apply this across the board of consumer products and imagine the culture change in industry and consumer consumption. A bit like putting production and consumption into slow motion.