You know you have a good job when someone asks you, “You used to be a summer camp counselor, didn’t you?”
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.
When Groupon doubled-down on slashing its product waste and carbon emissions, the retail giant didn’t go it alone.
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.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Projections, computing occupations make up two-thirds of all projected new jobs in STEM fields, yet less than 25 percent of U.S. schools currently teach computer science related courses.
Editor’s Note: Enerkem is a sponsor for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Business Delegation Tour: The Circular Economy in Action located in New York City.
For the past three years, the U.S.