Webinar: The Role of Renewability in Driving a Circular Economy

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

The linear take-make-waste industrial model is no longer viable in the face of rapid population growth, resource constraints, urbanization, water insecurity, climate change and other megatrends. As our global economy continues to grow the challenges of meeting this increasing demand for products and services will be unprecedented. Companies are actively pursuing alternative approaches that decouple economic growth from resource constraints – such as the circular economy, which is an economic model restorative by design that aims to keep components, materials and products at their highest value at all times. The concept of renewability - in which the supply regrows naturally - can be a powerful path forward for mainstreaming the circular economy in the U.S. and around the world.  

During this one hour webinar, in partnership with Tetra Pak, attendees will explore how renewability and sustainable sourcing can act as an important driver for developing and implementing circular economy principles and programs. Attendees will learn what renewability is and why it's important, the business case, how leading companies are approaching renewability, and how it's connected to the circular economy. Next steps and ideas for accelerating the adoption of a circular economy framework will also be explored, including the criteria, frameworks and best practices industry can adopt around more sustainable sourcing and increased use of renewable materials.

For more information contact Jennifer Gerholdt, Director, Environment Program

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