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The Economic Impact of the Circular Economy in the Great Lakes Region

This webinar marked the launch of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's newest research on the economic impact of the circular economy, conducted with research partner Navigant - a Guidehouse Company. This report showcases the nearly $5 billion potential in economic savings and development when companies and communities embrace the circular economy throughout the Great Lakes region. On the webinar, participants heard from research contributors on how companies can benefit from circular economy engagement in the Great Lakes and beyond.

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October 10, 2019
PNC Tower

Hyper-efficient buildings, circular clothing and fashion, sustainable manufacturing, eliminating food waste, innovation in energy—the Pittsburgh business community painted a perfect picture of what a system-wide approach to sustainability and a circular economy look like in action.

Business Delegation Tour: The Circular Economy in Action

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.

Beyond 34 Webinar: Realities and Opportunities in U.S. Recycling Infrastructure

With increased restrictions from international markets such as China, attention has turned to the state of U.S. recycling infrastructure. Business-led innovation in product and packaging has outpaced the infrastructure in place to collect it. Strengthening domestic infrastructure will contribute to job creation, end markets for recycled materials, and a more circular system. Webinar attendees will hear about the current state of U.S. infrastructure, ideas for improving local recycling infrastructure, and examples of the latest and greatest technology in recycling infrastructure.

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