What Does It Take to Build a Circular Economy?

What Does It Take to Build a Circular Economy?

A circular economy is built on extending the lifecycle of materials and resources that have already served their original intended purpose. By reusing and recycling materials over and over again, nothing becomes waste. The foundation of such a system centers on stewardship: keeping materials out of landfills and toxins out of the air, and using only what we need as efficiently as we can. These sustainable innovations and practices propel the circular economy.

In this series sponsored by Sustana, a leader in fiber and paper products with deep experience in sustainable innovation through its Sustana Fiber and Rolland Paper brands, we’ll take a closer look at the solutions businesses can employ to help build the circular economy of the future. From capturing manufacturing emissions to produce clean energy, to developing solutions for hard-to-recycle waste, to building supply chain partnerships, these sustainable innovations bring fiber and paper products full circle to enhance the future of business, the planet and society.

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Landfill Gas Has Big Potential in the Circular Economy
As momentum for the circular economy grows, some companies are finding ways to build a simple circle into a complex web that deploys more than one sustainability strategy. That is the case with the fiber and paper company Sustana, which has combined its focus on recycled paper products with the use of recycled biogas from a nearby municipal landfill. Employee engagement is key...
Oct 22, 2021 9:00 AM ET