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.
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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.
Project Aims to Foster Sustainable Economic Development for Businesses and Communities
Water shortages, population growth, and competition for water supplies are driving water providers to consider reusing water to augment drinking water sources, and potentially go directly into drinking water treatment and distribution systems.
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.