Connect Conference & Show Floor Educational Sessions

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  • Rethinking the Supply Chain for a Circular Economy

    Location:  118C
    Track: The Business of Chemicals
    Pass Type: Connect Delegate, VIP Attendee - Get your pass now!
    Vault Recording: TBD

    The old paradigm of "take, make, waste" incurs cost and waste to all segments of the supply chain from the initial extractor of the raw material to the product manufacturer to the consumer. Circular economy is a new way of looking at markets, customers, and resources to keep materials at their highest use value for as long as possible. Consider the next use of a material beyond our respective boundary as an alternative product stream. Rethink the source of raw materials to reuse existing byproduct from another industry. Could technical expertise be optimized as a service to facilitate the transition of materials in a circular economy? Several business models will be illustrated by example to demonstrate the opportunity for companies to thrive under this paradigm. According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, circular supply chains that increase the rate of recycling, reuse and remanufacturing could generate more than $1 trillion a year by 2025.

    The power of the circular economy is that everyone benefits. How can you position your company to gain the most value? How can we collectively close the loop?