There are a multitude of regulations that businesses and regions must comply to, and for good reason. These regulations keep our waste treated and our products up to a standard. Nonetheless, these same regulations may be the ones standing in the way of a circular economy, intentionally or not. Continue reading “Barriers to the Circular Economy: The Blocking Effect of Regulations”
Barriers to the Circular Economy: The Pains of Changing Operations
It’s quite easy for those fighting towards a circular economy to paint an overly-optimistic picture of how easy it is to transition and how well it would run. Among discussion of how disrupting the value chain and closing material loops can bring unique benefits to businesses and consumers alike, it is important to address the side of circular economies that isn’t green and sunny, aka the many barriers that stand in the way of a fully functioning circular economy. Continue reading “Barriers to the Circular Economy: The Pains of Changing Operations”
5 Examples of an Innovative Circular Initiative
By principle of a circular economy, no material should ever drop out of the process but should instead be routed back into the cycle. So as a direct result, businesses can get more value out of their products and the materials used to manufacture them. Following are five ways businesses can achieve this, demonstrated with real case examples of companies who’ve showed the world how it can be done. What’s your circular initiative?
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