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The Circular Economy – Who Should Be Participating?

By Ashleigh The phrase itself – the circular economy – is easy enough to understand. It generally represents the concept of using recycled materials as inputs into manufacturing processes with outputs in turn later recycled themselves. Massive potential benefits are possible with large-scale adaptation to a closed-loop system such as this, from environmental (reduced deforestation […]

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Waste Management: Where to Begin?

By Caroline Municipal solid waste (MSW) is a growing concern. The graph below highlights the escalating rate of MSW generation in America, which is exacerbated by a decline in the number of active landfills.1,2 While the per capita waste generation seems to be stabilizing and the levels of recycling are increasing, we are still not […]

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