Circular Economy

Although the global economy is increasingly wrapped in plastic, companies of all sizes are dramatically reducing their use of it.
For a more productive, efficient circular economy, an engineering approach to cellular biology could be the key.
Even when goods are sold as rental or subscription services to extend their lifespan, other factors still matter in determining whether they're circular.
A coffee company's wake-up call from the circular economy.
The move away from single-use plastic containers could still result in the use of other plastics — and be another incremental corporate action.
Shared micromobility services may reduce emissions, but the short lifespan of the scooters and bicycles raises questions about materials use and deeper supply-chain impacts.
Confusion among terms like bioplastics, bio-based and biodegradable plastics makes it hard to discern and make the environmentally responsible choice.
Alongside innovations in recycled content and renewable plastic, the company's Dasani brand is expanding pilots of its water dispenser line, PureFill.
We chat with Bruce Karas about water brand Dasani's new bottles, cans and "package-less" containers. Plus, perspective from the dairy coop's energy manager, Stanley Minnick.