The Circular Economy among the Key Topics at this Year’s GreenBiz

CircularEconomyRecyclingSignsTo learn more about product stewardship and the challenges associated with attaining the Circular Economy join the GreenBiz webcast on April 19.

Over 750 industry professionals from the public and private sectors descended on Scottsdale for the yearly edition of GreenBiz, which took place on Feb 23 through Feb 25. A platform for thought leadership, continued development and business networking, welcomed representatives from leading corporations participated in the three-day jam packed agenda affair. From Corporate Sustainability practices like sustainable product design to managing risk, supply chain considerations and learning how to make messaging relevant to audiences, GreenBiz participants enjoyed a dynamic format with plenty of break-out sessions, networking opportunities, and a visit to the Desert Botanical Garden, among others.

Call2Recycle’s own President and CEO, Carl Smith, was among the prominent speakers at the panel: “Recycling and Making it Work.” To the question of logistics of reclamation of metal and consumer education, Smith highlighted the complexities of the process which sometimes requires that recyclers are paid for the processing of batteries. He also noted the extensive costs that consumer education would require if an effort by an organization is intended at a national level.

The business of green was paramount in the agenda and presenters from the U.S. and abroad shared case studies that sparked the interest of attendees, and responded to questions sent via Twitter from attendees of the plenary sessions. Six years after the term “the Circular Economy” first made its way to the mainstream circles of sustainability, Ellen Mc Arthur, founder of the Ellen Mac Arthur Foundation stated that there is still a lot to learn and added that “while we might be calling things by a different name, the issues, will most likely remain the same.”


Image credit: Ellen MacArthur Foundation

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