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The circular economy moves from theory to practice

Icons representing recycling and circular economy

Practically speaking, the goals of the circular economy are to shift the take-make-waste linear industrial system in big and meaningful ways to create closed loop systems. The result is a net positive or restorative impact measurable at the scale of an economy, creating shared value with environmental, economic and social benefits. 

How are these benefits realized? At a Case Western 2014 Global Forum for Business, initiated by the former CEO of Unilever, CEOs from across industrial sectors, management scholars and sustainability practitioners envisioned creating “flourishing local economies that are connected globally through knowledge and technology.”

But how do the sectors work together to accomplish this? How does a global company participate to develop efficient closed loop systems that improve their production efficiencies while delivering benefits such as carbon emission reductions and improved local economies? 

Click on the link below to read the full article posted on written by Susan Graaf, Principal and Vice President Resource Recycling Systems