Welcome to our first-ever issue on the fast growing “Circular Economy.” Read about what it is and where it’s going. We believe that it all begins in the design phase and continues through a product’s life cycle. The Circular Economy (CE) is about responsible business and, as in nature, nothing is wasted. In the Circular Economy, companies that manufacture products should be responsible for their products and all of their impacts.
This August 2021 issue features articles by long-time CE visionary Tom Szaky of TerraCycle; Lydia Miller of Dana Investment Advisors writes about CE leader Ellen MacArthur and her Foundation’s work; and we ask two important questions for today: Can everything from housing to smartphones be made without waste? And how can the CE effectively deal with the huge e-waste problem. Also, check out our informative NY Times video featuring a variety of experts discussing Net Zero and the Circular Economy.
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Climate Hub: The NY Times’s Andrew Ross Sorkin joins Dame Ellen MacArthur and other experts to explore what it will take to transform the economy in the battle against climate change. Net zero is an ambitious target that cannot be achieved under our current economic model. To build a truly sustainable world, we need to fundamentally redesign the economy to replace our linear approach and create a circular economy promoting sustainability by design.