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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.
There is a looming shadow over the planet’s economy. The population is heading to 8 billion by 2025 and the ranks of the middle class will likely swell to 3 billion, with most of those people adopting the higher consumption patterns of their new cohort.