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Disentangling Circular Economy, Sustainability & Waste Management Principles

Rachel A. Meidl

Disentangling Circular Economy, Sustainability & Waste Management Principles.

The term “sustainability” is a frequently misconstrued descriptor, oftentimes used synonymously with the concept of a circular economy. In this issue brief, energy fellow Rachel Meidl explains the distinction between circularity and sustainability and how a systems-level approach to waste management can build an economy that is resilient to future global disruptions.

https://doi.org/10.25613/884Q-M392