Early last year, the waste management world was abuzz with news of furniture manufacturing giant Ikea’s acquisition of a 15 percent minority stake in the Dutch plastics recycling company Morssinkhof Rymoplast Group.
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You know you have a good job when someone asks you, “You used to be a summer camp counselor, didn’t you?”
You may have already heard about the circular economy, perhaps as a part of your company’s sustainability strategy or just in passing. Chances are you’re still wondering what it actually is and what it has to do with you and your business.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation hosted the Fourth Annual Sustainability and Circular Economy Summit May 9-10, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Applying sustainability and circular economy principles can bring enormous business value—through both risk mitigation and new revenue opportunities. Forward-thinking business leaders recognize the potential of this approach, but often find it difficult to communicate these concepts and their value internally and externally to consumers and value chain partners.
Today, approximately 54 percent of the global population lives in an urban area, and the United Nations expects that by 2050, urban dwellers will make up 66 percent of the population. With the global rise of urbanization, we are becoming increasingly disconnected from our food sources.
For the past three years, the U.S.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Resource Recycling Systems (RRS), the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Orlando are hosting a “think-tank style” workshop on Thursday, October 19. This invitation-only event will bring together business leaders, recycling planners, and key stakeholders in the City of Orlando and Orange County to collaborate around a sustainable system that positively impacts our recycling rate.