The problem of apparel waste has become, with over 10.5 million tons dumped in landfills in North America every year. There are many statistics quoted on the matter, but leave it to say that the vast majority of what we get rid of ends up in landfills, some say as high as 80%.
Insights from The Silicon Valley Leadership Group's Energy and Sustainability Summit
Discarded plastic bottles become parts of ink cartridges. Repair can be more sustainable than recycling. China bans the import of certain types of plastic waste. All these talking points were part of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s May 2018 Energy and Sustainability Summit in California.
Antea Group’s Pamela Gordon, who was a panel lead at the summit, blogs about discussions on the necessity of moving from a linear to a circular economy.