circular economy

Closing the Loop to Create a Circular Future

A Conversation with Kate Daly of Closed Loop Partners, Managing Director of the Center for the Circular Economy
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With a population nearing 8 billion and an economy contributing to cascading impacts on the natural systems upon which our lives rely, the planet is buckling under the weight of humanity’s influence. Fortunately, a movement is underway, challenging communities, companies, and governments to solve the waste challenge, eliminating the concept of solid waste altogether with a circular economy.

Collaboration’s the Key for a Circular Economy

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Hundreds of leaders from business, academia, government, and nonprofits were greeted with this refrain at the start of the 4th annual US Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) Summit on Sustainability and Circular Economy. If you know anything about the USCCF, you know they exist to unite the public, business, and communities through thought-provoking dialogue that inspires action toward creative solutions. The summit achieved this, and more.

Mid-Course Correction: Lessons for a Circular Economy

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On a steamy August morning in Atlanta, a 60-year old engineer and entrepreneur walked into a nondescript hotel conference room to kick off a new task force assembled to answer nagging questions about the environment from a few insistent customers. He had finally relented to multiple requests to share his environmental vision with the team, which he had only discovered a few days before.

Circular Economy Briefing – Complimentary

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Transitioning from a linear to a circular economy is one of the biggest challenges the industry faces, reducing waste is of paramount importance to ensuring the safety of the planet. It also presents an opportunity for business to drive change through innovation and collaboration.

To help you grasp the opportunity circularity presents Ethical Corporation has just produced a 42-page management report with expert response and analysis to provide comprehensive insight into transitioning to a circular economy.

Circular Economy Briefing – Complimentary

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Transitioning from a linear to a circular economy is one of the biggest challenges the industry faces, reducing waste is of paramount importance to ensuring the safety of the planet. It also presents an opportunity for business to drive change through innovation and collaboration.

To help you grasp the opportunity circularity presents Ethical Corporation has just produced a 42-page management report with expert response and analysis to provide comprehensive insight into transitioning to a circular economy.

SC Johnson on Track to Meet Goals in Tackling Plastic Waste Crisis, Announces Results in New Sustainability Report

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  • Company removes 1.7 million kilograms of plastic from primary packaging 
  • 94% of the company’s plastic packaging is now recyclable, reusable or compostable
  • Plastic Bank partnership creates 9 recycling centers in Indonesia to help communities without formal infrastructure manage ocean-bound plastic waste
  • Company teams up with Ellen MacArthur Foundation to help accelerate the transition to a circular economy and continue to influence system-wide change
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  • Company removes 1.7 million kilograms of plastic from primary packaging 
  • 94% of the company’s plastic packaging is now recyclable, reusable or compostable
  • Plastic Bank partnership creates 9 recycling centers in Indonesia to help communities without formal infrastructure manage ocean-bound plastic waste
  • Company teams up with Ellen MacArthur Foundation to help accelerate the transition to a circular economy and continue to influence system-wide change

PYXERA Global Joins the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s CE100 Network

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PYXERA Global is joining the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 network (CE100 network) this week, a pre-competitive innovation network established by the Foundation to enable organizations to develop new opportunities and more quickly realize their circular economy ambitions. The CE100 network brings together corporations, governments and cities, academic institutions, emerging innovators, and other thought leaders in a unique multi-stakeholder platform. The network has a global scope and convenes members at events held in Europe and North America.

Ecocentricity Blog: Brewing Full Circle

By: John A. Lanier
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They fully understand that bread-to-beer is a lower-value use of the nutrients, but it’s a heck of a lot better than the bread going to a landfill. I’m impressed, because it shows they have a robust understanding of how the circular economy should work.

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They fully understand that bread-to-beer is a lower-value use of the nutrients, but it’s a heck of a lot better than the bread going to a landfill. I’m impressed, because it shows they have a robust understanding of how the circular economy should work.

Beyond Reporting: Focus on Waste

Listen now to the latest GRI podcast
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GRI has launched a new podcast series – with the first episode looking at waste now available.

Our world cannot continue using resources at the same pace that we have until now. Businesses can help address the issue, and become more efficient in the process, by effectively reporting on their waste management.

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