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Alice Bodreau, strategic companions supervisor for Europe on the Ellen Macarthur Foundation, joins Mitch Ratcliffe to debate the brand new Circular Economy Glossary. She led the event of the glossary in partnership with IKEA to assist present a standard language for various industries to discover and activate the circular economy. We wished to be taught extra about their strategy to constructing round programs and future efforts to increase the reference for wider utility. Alice additionally explains how the Ellen Macarthur Foundation academic applications assist to develop the group of corporations, governments, and nonprofits wanted to kickstart round economies for a lot of supplies.
The U.S. recycling system is a residing instance of the implications of getting no shared framework for collaboration. Our recycling system is a posh mixture of native, state, federal, non-public, and nonprofit organizations that has been knitted collectively over the previous 70 years. It’s no exaggeration to say that these organizations have issue speaking clearly, as recycling processes and guidelines differ by metropolis, ZIP code, or the protection space of the hauler that picks up your recycling. The result’s a U.S. recycling fee within the low 30% vary in distinction to Europe’s 48% overall recycling rate. With a standard language, we could speed up the emergence of the round financial system. You can be taught extra concerning the Ellen Macarthur Foundation at ellenmacarthurfoundation.org.