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Ecolab's Emilio Tenuta on the nexus of water, circularity and sustainability

February 26, 2020

Emilio Tenuta, chief sustainability officer at Ecolab, says that water is often treated in a linear way and as a liability, rather than as the renewable resource that it is. Tenuta notes that we have to go beyond conservation to stave off the water shortage that is anticipated in 2030.

When GreenBiz Sidebar cohost Sarah Golden asks how to get companies to start thinking about this work more, Tenuta responds, "I think it starts with the fact that technology and innovation plays a really key role." Later, he adds that collective action and collaboration between the private and public sector is key for all stakeholders to meet their goals related to water.