Milliken & Company joined Waste Management and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in sponsoring the National Geographic Circular Economy Forum. The forum was designed to foster engagement and collaboration in pursuit of closing the loop of the world’s economy, defining waste as an opportunity to create valuable renewable resources, stated a recent news release.
Attendees participated in rethinking how resources are extracted, used and repurposed, to “help invite circularity and ultimately bring our planet into balance,” the release said.
Topics and discussions drew from National Geographic magazine’s March 2020 issue cover story, “The End of Trash,” which looks at how value can be extracted from most of the trash discarded today around the globe. Milliken president and CEO Halsey M. Cook participated in the Leading Disruption panel, joining other CEOs to explore barriers and enablers of a circular economy.
The forum took place in Washington, D.C., Feb. 26, 2020.
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