GreenBiz 350 Podcast

Episode 105: China's war on waste, what's next for renewables

The Year Ahead

Sustainability leaders discuss their hopes for 2018. 

1. Nicole Lederer, chairman, co-founder of Environmental Entrepreneurs (5:50)

2. Bill McDonough, architect, co-author, "Cradle to Cradle" (20:55)

3. Will Sarni, founder, CEO, Water Foundry (33:05)

4. Peter Kelly-Detwiler, co-founder, NorthBridge Energy Partners (50:35)

Week in Review

Tune in around 6:25 for a weekly roundup of news.

1. My dad's a conservative naturalist. I'm an environmental hypocrite 

2. 10 lessons on engaging with investors on toxics

3. AXA: 4C warming makes the world uninsurable

Featured stories

1. A requiem for a recycling outlet (23:00)

Next year, China, the world's leading importer of waste and recyclables, is introducing a de-facto ban on foreign paper, e-waste and plastic. Is this a challenge or a blessing in disguise to the U.S. manufacturing industry? Associate Editor Anya Khalamayzer finds out in "U.S. companies deconstruct China's recycling import ban."

2. Jules of energy (34:10)

Jules Kortenhorst, CEO of Rocky Mountain Institute, discusses his short-term outlook for the clean energy transition in 2018 with Editorial Director Heather Clancy.

What's new at GreenBiz?

News, events, webcasts — the list goes on. Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest in sustainability by keeping up with GreenBiz.

• Join us for the release of the 11th annual edition of State of Green Business, GreenBiz Group’s award-winning annual report, written in partnership with Trucost. This one-hour webcast looks at 10 key trends assessing how companies are moving the needle on environmental challenges. Register to watch for free at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET Jan. 16. 

• Check out Center Stage, our new podcast, which features the best of live interviews on sustainable business and clean technology, conducted on stage at GreenBiz and VERGE conferences.

• The GreenBiz Intelligence Panel is the survey body we poll regularly throughout the year on key trends and developments in sustainability. To become part of the panel, click here. Enrolling is free and should take two minutes.

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