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Since the industrial revolution, our economy has followed a linear “take, make and dispose” pathway, generating wealth by consuming finite resources.
Recently, I spoke with Erik Makinson, Director of Waste Solutions at Ecova, on the company’s sustainability work. Ecova is a total energy and sustainability management company.
Innovation: a better way of doing something; more effective or efficient processes; breaking the mold; a novel concept; an invention.
This roundtable, in partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), is part of the pre-conference programming for the Foundation's 2014 Corporate Citizenship Conference. This event is free to attend for those attending the conference as well as those who are not attending.
American cities, consumer goods companies, and retailers are facing a financial and environmental crisis: we are currently spending billions of dollars to landfill products and packaging when, instead, they could be sold to the recycling industry. These valuable commodities could be recycled, drive costs efficiency, and create jobs. There are many benefits to recycling including the reduction in manufacturing costs for consumer goods, reduction in landfill disposal costs, increased revenue for municipalities, and creation of local jobs.