Environment

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation publishes content on the environment and related issues. Find and access current and archived items in our database. 

May 21, 2020
Great Lakes Report
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, with research and database expertise from Guidehouse, produced a first-of-its-kind report to showcase the economic and environmental value of the circular economy (CE) in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence region (GLR). By tracking the potential economic impact through available and forecast data, the report has outlined how companies operating within specific sectors can translate CE opportunities into business best practices that unlock new growth, competitiveness, and innovation.
February 18, 2016

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Corporate Citizenship Center (CCC), and our partners prepared Trash to Treasure: Changing Waste Streams to Profits Streams to educate the private sector about the business value of circular economy opportunities. More and more, companies are looking towards a circular economy business model as a way to cut costs and increase efficiency. Turning waste into a resource is a huge part of that, and this report takes a deep dive into how the private sector can make "trash" an economic opportunity.

November 9, 2015
Today’s linear economy—in which, quite simply, natural resources are extracted from the ground, made into products, used, and thrown away—was highly successful in delivering economic development during the 20th century.

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