circular economy

Rethinking Business and Circular Economy with John A. Lanier

Getting in the Loop Podcast Episode #017
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In this podcast interview with Katie Whalen, John discusses Ray’s legacy, what has happened in the 20 years since Ray first documented his journey, and John’s vision for the future.

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In this podcast interview with Katie Whalen, John discusses Ray’s legacy, what has happened in the 20 years since Ray first documented his journey, and John’s vision for the future.

HP's New Consumer Contract: A Bold Pledge for Sustainability, One Cartridge at A Time

by David McQuarrie, Global Head of Print Business Management, HP Inc.
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Manufacturers and consumers can work together in pursuit of a more sustainable future.

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Manufacturers and consumers can work together in pursuit of a more sustainable future.

PYXERA Global Partners With GreenBiz for Circularity 19 Conference

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WASHINGTON, June 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – PYXERA Global is pleased to announce its media partnership with GreenBiz Group for the Circularity 19 conference from June 18 to 20 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This three-day event will convene over 500 leaders to explore and capitalize on opportunities toward a circular economy. Featured speakers include Sarah Chandler of Apple Inc. and Kate Brandt of Google.

From the Street to the Street: The Circular Economy in Ghana

Ghana Social Enterprise Transforms Plastic Waste to Paving Blocks
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The ASASE (‘Mother Earth’) Foundation has put the circular economy into practice through its CASH IT! social enterprise, aiming to establish a replicable, sustainable business model, formalizing employment, mobilizing volunteers, and creating a product desperately needed by the community from trash that formerly littered the streets. It’s sustainability in action.

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 providing comprehensive insight into transitioning to a circular economy.
 

A Ray of Hope. Mid-Course Correction Revisited

Beth Bond of Southeast Green Interviews John Lanier of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation
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John Lanier recently joined Beth Bond of Southeast Green for a podcast interview about his new book, Mid-Course Correction Revisited.  This interview includes an historical review of Ray's original vision, and how that impacted the first book, and then how that vision played out through the years for the industrialist turned environmentalist.

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John Lanier recently joined Beth Bond of Southeast Green for a podcast interview about his new book, Mid-Course Correction Revisited.  This interview includes an historical review of Ray's original vision, and how that impacted the first book, and then how that vision played out through the years for the industrialist turned environmentalist.

Ecocentricity Blog: Queen Daenerys Targaryen the Wasteful

By: John A. Lanier
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In a nutshell, the circular economy is about keeping materials where they have the greatest value in the flow of commerce, thereby limiting extraction of virgin materials and disposal of items in waste streams.

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In a nutshell, the circular economy is about keeping materials where they have the greatest value in the flow of commerce, thereby limiting extraction of virgin materials and disposal of items in waste streams.

GreenMoney’s Videos Issue on Sustainable Business, Impact Investing and Environmental Sustainability

Solutions in Focus
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GreenMoney’s annual all-Videos issue (May 19) is now online. Check out the lineup of selected short videos on Sustainable Business, Impact Investing and Environmental Sustainability. All here - https://GreenMoney.com 
 
The Videos include

Labs Rack up Big Energy Bills and Produce a Ton of Trash. Many Are Trying to Become More Eco-Friendly

by Megan Thielking
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Scientific labs produce a ton of waste: plastic pipette tips and the plastic racks that hold them, plastic foam coolers that house chemicals and cells, surplus solvents that expire in storage. They also rack up big energy bills: special freezers keep experiments cold, high-tech vents keep air clean, and dedicated machines keep equipment sterile.

Companies Laying Groundwork for Global Circular Economy

Key Updates on the Progress toward Circular Business Models at SB’19 Detroit, June 3-6
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ – A growing number of companies across multiple industries are finding business opportunities in eliminating waste from their operations and keeping products and materials in use. Finding new life for existing products, implementing extended producer responsibility initiatives and redesigning products to virtually eliminate waste from the onset are giving innovative companies the edge.

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