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Advancing the circular economy

Instead of a linear economy—which moves raw materials through manufacturing, distribution, and consumption to create waste—we imagine a circular economy that keeps materials moving through reuse, repair, redistribution, and recycling to preserve natural resources and minimize climate-altering emissions.

How we advance circularity

Our impact is driven by our core research pillars

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ADVANCING MATERIALS CIRCULARITY & RECYCLING

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June 17, 2024

Advancing Sustainable Energy through Textile Waste Bioconversion

The accumulation of post-consumer textile waste (PCTW) in municipal landfills has emerged as a significant challenge to a more sustainable economy. The Environmental Research and…

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June 3, 2024

Spirit & Safety: Harry Howisen’s Commitments to the Industry

You’ve probably heard that it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. While that might be true in some circumstances, at the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF),…

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2024 Fall Classic & Networking Event

SAVE THE DATE! EREF will hold its 2024 Fall Classic & Networking Event October 9 & 10 at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, AZ. This…

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