If you think about it, for the most part at least, our economy and the way we make and use goods tends to follow a rather linear process. Natural resources are extracted from the ground, turned into products, used by consumers, and thrown away.
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I had the opportunity to experience attending the 2017 Circular Economy Summit hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
The challenges of reverse logistics was a recurring theme throughout the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s 2017 Circular Economy Summit.
The event theme, “From Aspiration to Implementation,” drew over 250 business leaders from North America and Europe to share examples, learnings, challenges and stories of how to
Globally, more people live in urban than rural areas. Between continued population growth and urbanization, the world’s cities can expect to house about 2.5 billion more people by 2050.
The concept of circular economy—a regenerative business model where resources are in use as long as possible, in contrast to the current linear “take-use-dispose” model—is becoming a bigger part of the sustainability conversation.
Optoro is a technology company that is transforming the way retailers process and sell returned and excess inventory.
Resource reuse makes such a big impression today because our natural resources are becoming noticeably scarce. But we now have the technology to sustain them. Water is a great example, and a lush county in New York State is using circular thinking to solve potential climate issues.
Most materials used to make clothing are not recyclable today. Because of this, 12.7 million tons of textile waste is sent to landfills each year in the United States.