The Circular Economy Moves from Theory to Practice

Mar 1, 2016 9:30 AM ET

Brands, both consumer and retailer private label, need domestic feedstock. For example, Kimberly-Clark Corporation and General Motors want this feedstock for manufacturing operations in Tennessee. They are also working hard to achieve zero waste goals and count on robust recycling infrastructure to successfully divert their recyclable materials from landfills.

Municipalities have the opportunity to become the head of their supply chains by providing a stable local supply of product bales for this feedstock, replacing reprocessors in China who imposed the Green Fence a couple years ago, rejecting contaminated shipments of recycled materials from abroad. 

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