Scaling Circularity for a Sustainable Economy is a multi-stakeholder initiative aimed at advancing the circular economy in cities and regions across the U.S. by providing a scalable model to identify and implement high-impact waste solutions tailored to local needs.
Originally launched to increase the baseline 34% recycling rate, the initiative helps communities, cities, and businesses create a more sustainable future through the development of closed-loop recycling and recovery systems that divert valuable resources from landfills.
The program offers tools, templates, case studies, and other resources from leading organizations and thought leaders in the recycling and waste management space for communities to replicate.
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has partnered with Philips and the World Economic Forum’s Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE) to help companies in the capital equipment sector transition to a circular “make-use-reuse” model to realize a better future for people and the planet.
Here are a few examples of how the private sector, in tandem with NGOs and the federal government, is investing in innovations focused on the end-of-life recovery of plastics.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today announced that Austin, Texas, and Philadelphia will join its multi-stakeholder initiative, Beyond 34: Scaling Circularity for a Sustainable Economy.
Last month, the U.S. Chamber Foundation hosted roundtables with innovators across the plastic value chain to understand the challenges and opportunities related to innovation and investment into sustainable plastics in the U.S. Here’s a sneak peak of what we heard.
As the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s fellow leading their work in sustainable plastics innovation, I had the honor of judging the Plastic Industry Association’s ReFocus Sustainability Innovation Awards. This year, the association received a landmark 52 entrants across three categories: Design, Materials, and End-of-Life. Here are a few of the innovations that were featured.
The U.S. Chamber Foundation is pleased to announce a new sustainable plastics initiative to help us harness the full potential of plastics while ensuring we plan for their end-of-life management. This initiative will explore innovations across the plastics value chain, all the way from material science to end-of-life reuse and repurposing.
We launched “Beyond 34: Scaling Circularity for a Sustainable Economy” five years ago to understand the barriers and opportunities in recycling and recovery optimization in U.S. cities, and what role the private sector is playing to increase collection and materials reuse at regional and national levels. Today, we are excited to announce that we are not only bringing Beyond 34 to new regions, but also offering a crowdsourced Recycling and Recovery Resources Hub so more stakeholders across the nation can access critical resources to prepare their communities for a sustainable future.