Displaying 1 - 25 of 38
San Francisco is at the forefront of a movement to recycle wastewater from commercial buildings, homes and neighborhoods and use it for toilets and landscaping. This decentralized approach, proponents say, will drive down demand in an era of increasing water scarcity.
by Jim Robbins
The city and Washington state’s support of closed loop economic models through public-private partnerships and grant programs is inspiring entrepreneurs throughout the region.
Taking a look at Lansink's waste hierarchy and the circular economy to challenge the 2,000-year-old method of using landfills for waste disposal.
by Conor Riffle
How circular economics for wood waste can grow in New York City; Pittsburgh and Eugene, Oregon.
by Marisa Repka
Cities, with growing populations and demands on resources, exacerbate the waste crisis, and may be a key focus area to help change course away.
by Tom Szaky
GreenBiz Default Summary
Plus, would you 'borrow' a shopping bag? Inside the Beyond the Bag program pilot.
Changemakers in Bangkok have learned first-hand what early conversations with leaders in business and policy need to drive circular change.
Urban metabolism is an approach that requires regarding cities as living organisms. There are practical reasons to adopt such a model, including the ability to derive a thorough understanding of an urban system’s dynamics and their redefinition in a circular and sustainable way.
Aside from preserving the last remaining natural places, we need to create new ones — especially in cities.
From food to materials to buildings, cities host the experiences that transform embodied carbon into the stuff of life.
by Sue Lebeck
Rotterdam, with its port and industries, outlined a pathway up to 2030 that will reduce material emissions and consumption, while generating new jobs and improving citizens’ quality of life.
Construction waste is a huge polluter. An international experiment is hoping to reduce that waste to nothing.
Plus, will including ESG metrics in executive compensation plans move the needle?
Designing cities to be circular offers an opportunity for them to lower the 70 percent of greenhouse gas emissions that they're currently responsible for.
by Eva Gladek
A combination of production-based and consumption-based impact assessments will arm urban areas with an accurate starting point for developing robust climate action strategies.
by Erin Kennedy
Sponsored: Any green recovery plan requires a closer look at smart-city infrastructure investments. Part of this requires taking a closer look at raw materials, such as copper, in order for smart cities to reach their full potential while improving their environmental performance.
by Steve Kukoda
In order to be circular, companies must form partnerships with other companies and organization that can assist in closing the loop.
by Peter Fadoul
Consumers will be able to buy cleansers and hand sanitizers from Colgate-Palmolive, Clorox and EcoLogic Solutions using special bottles at touchless vending kiosks in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
A dashboard can help uncover opportunities for circular interventions and track progress. But coming up with metrics for a dashboard requires a lot of comprehensive and collaborative multi-stakeholder research.
Don’t forget the economy in the circular economy.
by Molly Miller
What happens when cities think in loops.
by Sue Lebeck
The organizers are striving to build a platform where virtually anyone can share ideas and best practices about urban design, workforce development, manufacturing, food production and more.
For a more productive, efficient circular economy, an engineering approach to cellular biology could be the key.
by John Cumbers
A new report on circular policies illuminates major opportunities for governments and people.