Business Delegation Tour: The Circular Economy in Action

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 8:00am to Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 12:00pm
Chicago, IL
United States

A shift from the take-make-waste model to the innovative circular economy model is essential for our planet and our future. It can also serve as an opportunity for companies to create new revenue streams and address resource constraint risks. However, taking the vision of a circular economy, in which everything is reused and nothing is wasted, and translating that into tangible business best practices can be challenging.

This is why, four years ago, CCC started organizing annual business delegation tours supported by topical conversations, to inspire new ideas and profitable actions that companies can take to eliminate waste by design and achieve a circular economy. We invite you to partner with us!

This unique event brought together business leaders and other industry experts to explore practical and profitable circular opportunities that help decouple economic growth from resource constraints while driving growth, performance, competitiveness, and innovation.

Through hands-on tours of companies implementing circular strategies, deep dive workshops, and interactive peer-to-peer discussion and networking, attendees were inspired and equipped with clear insights and specific opportunities on which their organizations can capitalize to bring the circular economy to scale.

This event offered unique access to decision makers with the necessary purchasing power and authority to accelerate the circular economy transition in the U.S. Our tour in New York City included participation from JetBlue Airways, Citi, NYC Department of Sanitation, VFC Timberland, TerraCycle, Danish Cleantech Hub, Colgate-Palmolive, Tetra Pak, and Walgreens Boots Alliance.

Please contact Scott Breen for participating or sponsorship opportunities. 

Wednesday October 10, 2018
8:00am to 8:30am
410 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 900 Chicago, IL 60611


9:15am to 10:00am
6001 W Pershing Road Cicero, IL 60804

Bus to Stickney Water Reclamation Plant

10:00am to 11:30am

Tour of Stickney Water Reclamation Plant

11:30am to 12:00pm
1400 W. 46th Street Chicago, IL 60609

Bus to Plant Chicago

12:00pm to 12:15pm

Tour of Plant Chicago

12:15pm to 1:30pm

Zero Waste Salon Luncheon Workshop and Discussion

1:30pm to 2:15pm
6201 W. Canal Bank Road; Forest View, IL 60402

Bus to Lakeshore Recycling Systems

2:15pm to 3:45pm

Tour of Lakeshore Recycling Systems

3:45pm to 4:30pm
11 East Madison Street Suite 300 Chicago, IL 60602

Bus to Gensler

4:30pm to 5:00pm

Tour of Gensler

5:00pm to 6:30pm
Thursday October 11, 2018
7:30am to 7:45am

Bus Pickup

7:45am to 8:30am
8:30am to 10:30am
720 East 111th Street Chicago, IL 60628

Tour of Method, Gotham Greens, Amcor

10:30am to 11:15am
1740 W. Webster Ave. Chicago, IL 60614

Bus to Rebuilding Exchange

11:15am to 12:00pm

Tour of Rebuilding Exchange

12:00pm to 12:15pm

Wrap Up and Closing Remarks

12:15pm to 12:45pm

Bus to Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce