• 5 Ways Government Drives Circular Economy

    August 2, 2016

    Five Ways Government Drives the Circular Economy: A NYC Case Study Alongside firms, product designers, and manufacturers, government plays an important role in advancing the circular economy.  By setting legislative agendas, developing strategic programs and public services, and making smart decisions regarding internal agency operations, government can drive the demand for circular products and influence […]

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  • Looking Through Circularity Binoculars

    November 4, 2016

    Looking Through Circularity Binoculars The circular economy offers a multitude of benefits for companies including resource efficiency, reduced supply chain risk, reliable feedstocks, improved corporate reputation, cost savings, product innovation, and more. But starting off can be tricky and confusing. Where do you begin? How do you shift your company to circularity? One of the […]

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  • Product Stewardship as a Competitive Edge

    November 4, 2016

    Product Stewardship as a Competitive Edge Product stewardship, or the idea that companies foster responsibility of their products cradle to cradle, can help create the internal feedback loops needed to make a product, and company, truly more sustainable. Internalizing each stage of a product’s lifecycle allows companies the ultimate power to influence how that product […]

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  • Product Service Systems – Sustainable Future?

    November 4, 2016

    Are Product Service Systems Our Sustainable Future? Some companies are engaging the customer throughout the product’s lifecycle by not selling the product, but by selling its utility. Extending the relationship between a company and its customer, beyond point of sale, opens up new opportunities for brands to interact with customers to understand customer demographics, gather […]

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  • Textile Waste

    February 23, 2017

    Let’s Talk: Textile Waste February 23, 2017 Last month in Resource Recycling magazine RRS highlighted data on textile waste in the monthly Data Corner feature. With the Data Corner starting the conversation, we wanted to continue it and get your opinions too. Below, RRS VP Anne Johnson and Sr. Consultant Marisa Adler dive a little […]

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  • Measuring Textile Reuse

    September 29, 2017

    Measuring Textile Reuse Reuse is one of the most preferable waste management techniques, toward the top of the waste hierarchy, as it has a much lower environmental impact than other waste management practices, like landfill, incineration, and even recycling. This is because reuse requires low levels of reprocessing (to determine reuse), it preserves an item’s […]

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