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A Discussion About the Circular Economy

The circular economy is a business concept centered around cutting out waste, and regenerating natural systems.

We felt so fortunate to have Karla Ballard (Yingand be sure to check out this short video about Ying's mission; we love it!), John Toner (Aprinnova), and Mollie Jensen (Biossance, Pipette) join us for a fascinating and uplifting discussion on how private business is pitching in to fight climate change and issues associated with it.

In a nutshell (borrowed from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation!), the Circular Economy is based on the following tenets:

  • Design out waste and pollution
  • Keep products and materials in use
  • Regenerate natural systems

There's way more to this concept, so we recommend taking a listen to the full conversation we had with our incredible panelists. You can listen in here.

We know these are incredibly difficult times for countless reasons, but we think it’s important—if you’re mentally and emotionally able—to think about issues that might not be front and center right now, too, like sustainability and the environment.

Thank you for being a part of our Coffee Chat community. We love taking a break in the middle of the week to chat with you! Going forward, to be able to dedicate even more time to each individual conversation, we're going to move to a bi-weekly schedule. Stay tune for information on future episodes or check out past ones at our Coffee Chat landing page!

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