Early last year, the waste management world was abuzz with news of furniture manufacturing giant Ikea’s acquisition of a 15 percent minority stake in the Dutch plastics recycling company Morssinkhof Rymoplast Group.
You may have already heard about the circular economy, perhaps as a part of your company’s sustainability strategy or just in passing. Chances are you’re still wondering what it actually is and what it has to do with you and your business.
Today, approximately 54 percent of the global population lives in an urban area, and the United Nations expects that by 2050, urban dwellers will make up 66 percent of the population. With the global rise of urbanization, we are becoming increasingly disconnected from our food sources.
For the past three years, the U.S.