Articles about Circular Economy

Growing a Just, Green Economy in Georgia

A Drawdown Georgia Webinar

What does a successful clean energy economy in Georgia look like? Don't miss this transformative webinar with key players in our state.

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Pirelli Announces Partnership with The Ray

The Italian Company will support the 18-mile stretch of west Georgia’s Interstate 85, which was designed to be a proving ground for ideas and technologies for the transformation of transportation infrastructure. From road safety to stormwater cleanup to the circular economy, Pirelli is committed to a number of projects to help redefine and reimagine the roadway for the future together with The Ray.

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Mycocycle - Innovation Inspired by Fungi

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“Tracking” Climate Solutions in Georgia: Recycling & the Circular Economy

A webinar series presented by the Climate & Energy Policy Laboratory at Georgia Tech

This series aims to inform the development of a climate solutions tracker for Drawdown Georgia.

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Top 10 Nature-Inspired Companies Addressing Environmental and Social Issues

Biomimicry Institute announces new cohort of bioinspired startups participating in the Ray of Hope Prize® program.

From inventing higher-performing and more sustainable renewable energy systems, to reducing food waste, to solving the plastic waste problem, the 2022 Ray of Hope Prize® finalists offer inspiring solutions through their use of biomimicry (also referred to as nature-inspired or bioinspired design). Selected from hundreds of impressive submissions from companies around the world, the Biomimicry Institute is proud to announce the top 10 finalists selected to participate in this transformational program designed to help startups cross a critical threshold in scaling their sustainable solutions. The 10-week virtual accelerator program culminates in the chance to receive the $100,000 grand prize and additional equity-free funding.

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Business, Environment, and Society Speaker Series: Circular Economy in the Plastics and Food Industry

The Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business invites you to attend their Circular Economy Panel on May 10th; the next installment in the Business, Environment, and Society Speaker Series. The conversation will center on Circular Economy in the Plastics and Food Industry.

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Business, Environment, and Society Speaker Series: David Rachelson, Chief Sustainability Officer, Rubicon Global

The Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business invites you to their next talk in the Business, Environment, and Society Speaker Series on April 21st. David Rachelson, Rubicon’s chief sustainability officer, will present “The Circular Economy: Practical Solutions to Environmental Challenges.” The event is open to the public.

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Circularity in Transportation: Leading Through Innovation

One-third of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are attributed to transportation – more than any other sector in the American economy. Transportation is one of the most environmentally damaging systems in the world, and to impact real change in the sector, we must find and scale widespread solutions across the industry. Join The Ray on April 12 at 1 pm ET as they host a Circularity in Transportation panel, featuring representatives from Pirelli Tire, Novelis and Cox Automotive, to discuss circular economy solutions in transportation.

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Biomimicry Institute Partnership Awarded Multi-Million Dollar Grant to Pilot Decomposition of Textile Waste

The initiative is the next step in the Institute’s effort to transform fashion, stopping millions of tonnes of textile waste escaping into the environment each year.

The Biomimicry Institute has been awarded EUR 2.5 million to lead a multi-year initiative called Design for Decomposition. By embracing true decomposition—the way leaves break down into soil to build healthy ecosystems—the initiative will demonstrate scalable new pathways for the ~92 million tonnes of fashion waste discarded annually. The initiative is an ambitious follow-up to the Institute’s The Nature of Fashion report in 2020, which identified decomposition as the missing link for the sector.

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Biomimicry Institute Fireside Chat

Design for Decomposition

Join the Biomimicry Institute for a conversation on designing for decomposition and how an ambitious initiative is aiming to avert some of the worst effects of the global fashion industry that produces 100 billion garments each year for a population of 7.5 billion.

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