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  • Is There a Role of Waste to Energy in the Circular Economy?

    Is There a Role of Waste to Energy in the Circular Economy? Americans create a lot of solid waste – to the tune of 268 million tons in 2017 alone. While many localities and companies are championing zero-waste plans to divert materials that have a second life (think recycling, reusing and composting), the majority of U.S. garbage still ends up in the landfill. What's ...

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  • Built to Last: The Case for Durable Design

    Built to Last: The Case for Durable Design What are the implications of building long-lasting, durable products, and what opportunities arise from keeping products in service? "They don't build things like they used to..." This age-old lament seems aptly fit for our era of single-use disposables and planned obsolescence. For the nostalgic, the quality conscious and the eco-friendly consumer, product longevity is a ...

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  • The How and Why of Effective Pre-Competitive Collaboration

    The How and Why of Effective Pre-Competitive Collaboration How (and why) can companies overcome the barriers of collaborating with their corporate peers in order to advance system-wide circular outcomes? Faced with the pressing challenges of resource scarcity, ocean plastic pollution and climate change, among others, it's clear that unique and unprecedented collaborations are required to solve complex global issues. Together, we can drive ...

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  • How to Design for the Future

    How to Design for the Future   How do we design for the future amid the disruptive present? Speakers Tim Brown, Chair, IDEO Lauren Phipps, Director & Senior Analyst, Circular Economy, GreenBiz Group Holly Secon Wed, 09/09/2020 - 13:17 ...

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  • Network Effect: From Neurocircuits to Circular Economies

    Network Effect: From Neurocircuits to Circular Economies Structuring circular economies like a neural network enables our transition from linear use, lowers risk through collective action and unlocks low-hanging circular wins. Hear from neuroscientist turned circular economy start-up founder Garry Cooper, whose company, Rheaply, is generating millions in savings for partnered organizations by scaling corporate reuse and facilitating circular materials flows. Speakers Garry Cooper, CEO, Rheaply ...

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  • A Conversation about Chemical Recycling

    A Conversation about Chemical Recycling What is chemical recycling, and how does it factor in to the circular economy? Speakers Mark Costa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Eastman Chemical Company Joel Makower, Executive Editor, GreenBiz Holly Secon Wed, 09/09/2020 - 12:02 ...

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  • Circularity 20 Closing: Where do we go from here?

    Circularity 20 Closing: Where do we go from here?   Lauren Phipps, Director & Senior Analyst of the Circular Economy at GreenBiz Group, discusses what's next in her closing thoughts. Holly Secon Wed, 09/09/2020 - 11:42 ...

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  • Opening Panel: The Human Dimension of Waste Collection

    Opening Panel: The Human Dimension of Waste Collection Who are the humans that are managing our waste? The informal waste economy is an often overlooked part of our global plastic supply chain. But they play an essential role but ensuring that plastics are collected and reused before they enter waste streams. These experts discuss innovative solutions to improve their working conditions and make sure ...

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  • Centering Equity and Justice in a Circular Economy

    Centering Equity and Justice in a Circular Economy High-quality jobs, affordable places to live, a thriving urban culture, and a healthy human and natural environment can all be part of circular cities. This conversation between public and private practitioners discusses how. Speakers José Manuel Moller Dominguez, CEO & Founder, Algramo Mark Chambers, Director, NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability Heather Clancy, Editorial Director, GreenBiz Group ...

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  • Unlocking a Circular Carbon Economy

    Unlocking a Circular Carbon Economy   Marcius Extavour, the Executive Director of Prize Operations in Energy & Resources with Carbon XPRIZE, discusses how to create a circular economy that will also tackle climate change. Holly Secon Tue, 09/08/2020 - 22:42 ...

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