Category Archives: Circular Economy

Mike Biddle, Founder of MBA Polymers calls plastic waste the last frontier in recycling. He knows the challenges and opportunities to be mined from complex waste streams. Mike Biddle has taken on one of the biggest challenges in our modern world. How to turn plastic waste into plastic resources. Despite the value of plastic and its ubiquity, it…

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Textiles recycling and reuse efforts are scaling up globally, but so too are upstream efforts to reduce the environmental impact of textiles during design, manufacture and sale. An expert panel discusses a range of textile-related issues including how the clothing industry is addressing the wasteful practices associated with 'Fast Fashion', what municipalities can do to keep textiles…

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  Mark Trotzuk’s company, Boardroom Custom Clothing, had been in the promotional clothing and uniform business for ten years when his daughter was born. That life-changing event transformed him… and the company.  In an interview with Terra20, he recalls how his daughter's birth gave him a new perspective. “I realized that without clean water and…

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Plastic. It's an integral part of our modern world. And more and more is recovered and recycled every year, as its impact on the environment and its value as a resource become more widely known.  But, the vast majority still remains in the garbage, or becomes litter in our communities and a toxic health hazard in…

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What do the business models of the future look like? How can embracing the circular economy be a key to success? Three voices from the front lines of the sustainable business community offer a road map through the challenges of doing business within a zero waste paradigm. Moderated by sustainability strategist Coro Strandberg, of Strandberg Consulting, this wide-ranging…

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The Afternoon Keynote featured an armchair discussion with the individuals in charge of sustainability at LEGO and Philips. During the discussion the audience were given insights into how global companies are catalyzing a shift toward a circular economy. Hear what drives these industry pioneers, the obstacles, and opportunities they encountered. And discover some fun facts, such as…

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