Leaders in cities, regions and private companies are interested in implementing circular economy concepts, but how do you begin to change linear systems of production to close the loop? Join us for a discussion of how to use data and best practices to engage key stakeholders and implement a collective action plan to make the push toward a circular reality.
Mark Fisher, CEO of The Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR), will explore what is happening in the Great Lakes region in terms of waste flow trends, value capture efforts, barriers to circularity, and what is needed to drive change within a major economic region of North America.
Walter Willis, executive director of the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County, IL (SWALCO), will speak about the multi-municipal authority, its recycling progress, and circular economy planning process.
Susan Graff, vice president of global corporate sustainability at RRS, will share data-driven approaches to take circular economy theory to practice, leveraging value chain partnerships to drive local recycling improvement and end market development for recycled material.