The Circular Economy

The “circular economy” refers to a system in which there is no waste — only potential. In a circular economy system, materials once considered waste are instead recycled, repurposed and re-invented to create new raw materials — reducing the need for virgin resource extraction and saving money, energy and water resources.

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Twitter Chat Recap: Dow Chemical Co. Hosts Circular Economy Chat at #EnergyBag

Today, 3p, Neil Hawkins, Jeff Wooster and Andrew Winston came together for a Twitter Chat about the circular economy and the innovative #EnergyBag…
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H&M To Introduce Denim Line Made Using Recycled Cotton

Next month, clothing retailer H&M will introduce new denim pieces made using recycled cotton. The company will introduce a total of 16 new…
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The Evolution of Eco-Friendly Packaging

There is no way to avoid packaging in modern society and yet, with today’s environmental concerns, reducing waste and energy usage while increasing…
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Haute Couture Fabrics from Plastic Waste

What does it take to make a shift in sustainable fashion and turn a plastic bottle into gorgeous couture dresses? Dutch entrepreneur Monique…
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Would You Wear a Pair of 100 Percent Recyclable Sneakers?

Ammo Liao has designed the Bio-Knit shoe, which eschews the multi-faceted approach taken toward the manufacturing of athletic shoes by using only one…
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Sustainable Hangers Divert Waste from Landfills

Starting next month, billions of one-use, virgin plastic hangers now going into landfills each year will be replaced by greener hangers through a…
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Waste Management Helps Businesses Turn Waste into Opportunity

Waste Management sustainability services is proof that sustainability pays. Since 2003, the company has delivered more than 157 million in direct cost-savings to…
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EPEAT: Moving the Electronics Market Toward Green Standards

Government regulation is often the go-to answer when it comes to environmental issues, like reducing waste in landfill. But when it came to…
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Twitter Chat Recap: Green Electronics Council, #EmergingGreen

The Green Electronics Council, UL Environment, ER International & 3p came together for a Twitter Chat focused on electronics in the circular economy.
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3p Weekend: 8 Companies Going Cradle-to-Cradle

The requirements for the certification are tough to achieve, and only a select few companies have made the grade as of yet. This…
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Why We’re All a Part of the Green Electronics Conversation

If users of electronics are to be true advocates for a circular economy, it’s time to take note of those decisions and engage…
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Sharing Economy Brands That Are Good for the Environment

The co-founder of StokeShare explains how platforms that enable people to thrive, share and build communities are showing us we can live prosperously…
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Breaking the Consumer Cycle: Netting Revenue Through Waste

As the world’s population increases, so does demand – which is great for business but bad for the environment. There is not a…
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Circular Economics: Thinking Outside the Box

Last month, a forum hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation focused on how organizations are bringing the concept of a circular…
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How Dell is Closing the Loop

Consider this: Less than 15 percent of electronic products are recycled each year. Dell hopes to improve these numbers with its design-for-environment-inspired OptiPlex…