On August 31, experts from Tetra Pak, UC – Berkeley, World Economic Forum, and more, will lead a deep-dive discussion on how renewability and sustainable sourcing can drive a circular economy business approach.
On August 31, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will host a webinar in partnership with Tetra Pak to explore how renewability and sustainable sourcing can act as an important driver for developing and implementing circular economy principles and programs. The Role of Renewability in Driving the Circular Economy will give attendees the opportunity to learn what renewability is and why it’s important, the business case, how leading companies are approaching renewability, and how it’s connected to the circular economy. Next steps and ideas for accelerating the adoption of a circular economy framework will also be explored, including the criteria, frameworks and best practices industry can adopt around more sustainable sourcing and increased use of renewable materials.
The linear take-make-waste industrial model is no longer viable in the face of rapid population growth, resource constraints, urbanization, water insecurity, climate change and other megatrends. As our global economy continues to grow the challenges of meeting this increasing demand for products and services will be unprecedented. Companies are actively pursuing alternative approaches that decouple economic growth from resource constraints – such as the circular economy, which is an economic model restorative by design that aims to keep components, materials and products at their highest value at all times. The concept of renewability – in which the supply regrows naturally – can be a powerful path forward for mainstreaming the circular economy in the U.S. and around the world.
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2:00 – 3:00 PM EST
August 31, 2015