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Circular Economy

What if Economic Growth is No Longer a Positive?

Posted: 07.24.2018 no comments

 

No economic growth is a bad thing. When economies and companies don’t grow, they stagnate and falter. Which means fewer jobs, lower wages, less money to invest, more business shut downs, and bankruptcies. In short, more misery for all. It’s all so obvious, right? It’s one of the precious few things we can all agree on […]

 

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How Recycling More Steel and Aluminum could Slash Imports without a Trade War

Posted: 07.09.2018 no comments

 

Many economists expect President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported steel and aluminum to increase what American companies and consumers pay for those metals and the goods made from them. Dozens of companies already have said they will have to fire workers or even go out of business. And, as the retaliatory tariffs Canada, Japan, Mexico […]

 

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IKEA Commits to Zero Emissions Goals

Posted: 06.24.2018 no comments

 

The world’s largest furniture retailer pledged to use only renewable and recycled materials in its products as part of a plan to have a positive impact on the world’s climate.   Read the entire article at Bloomberg.   IKEA aims to reduce more greenhouse gases than its value chain emits by 2030 and will reach that […]

 

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Circular Economy: Michelin Finds a Second Life for Tires

Posted: 06.08.2018 no comments

 

In late 2017, French tire giant Michelin acquired Lehigh Technologies, a 15-year-old company that reincarnates end-of-life tires into a specialty material called micronized rubber powder (MRP). The substance is already used by more than 60 companies (among them are seven of the world’s 10 biggest tire makers) for a wide range of applications, including as […]

 

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