Category Archives: Green Economy

Can the Circular Economy Really Make the World More Sustainable?

Imagine that 100 percent of the recyclable materials that are currently headed for landfills are captured and re-processed into new products. This dreamy vision of the future is often referred to as “the circular economy,” and we aren’t there yet. Today, most countries with robust recycling programs have reached only around a 30 percent recycling … Continue Reading ››

Soaring Auto Production Poses Challenges to Sustainability in Transportation

The transport sector is key to a more sustainable economy. Industrialized economies have developed auto-centered systems that relegate public transportation, as well as walking and biking to a mere sideshow. Investments in automobile infrastructure such as highways and parking lots continue to outpace spending for alternative modes in most countries, and production of cars keeps … Continue Reading ››