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Nov 29, 2016 / by Guest / In Guest Blog, PPP Rapid Lab / Leave a comment

Co-Creating Solutions to Complex Challenges in the Circular Economy

“The electric light did not come from the continuous improvement of candles” – Oren Harari In helping businesses move strategically towards sustainability, I study the necessary conditions that lead to

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Nov 18, 2016 / by Guest / In Guest Blog / Leave a comment

The Economics of the Circular Economy

In her recent guest blog, Rachel Morier, fellow Rapid Lab participant and Director of Sustainability at Packaging Consortium, suggested we have to accept “not all packaging may be suited for

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Nov 10, 2016 / by Guest / In Guest Blog, PPP Rapid Lab / Comments Off on The Value of Packaging and Overcoming Trade-offs in a Circular Economy

The Value of Packaging and Overcoming Trade-offs in a Circular Economy

For those who have been trying to address waste issues for some time, negative discourse around packaging has become unsurprising. From the frustration of opening packages for electronics, confusion on

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Oct 28, 2016 / by Chris Lindberg / In About CEIL / Comments Off on Circular Economy Innovation Lab Launched at Evergreen Brick Works

Circular Economy Innovation Lab Launched at Evergreen Brick Works

The Natural Step Canada announces the launch of the Ontario Circular Economy Innovation Lab, a new collaborative initiative to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. Toronto, ON, October 27,

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Oct 5, 2016 / by Chris Lindberg / In PPP Rapid Lab / Comments Off on Welcome to the Printed Paper and Packaging Rapid Lab!

Welcome to the Printed Paper and Packaging Rapid Lab!

Today, The Natural Step and the Circular Economy Innovation Lab (CEIL) marked an exciting milestone: the launch of the Printed Paper and Packaging Rapid Lab. Over the next three months

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Oct 5, 2016 / by Chad Park / In PPP Rapid Lab / Comments Off on Introducing Ontario’s Printed Paper and Packaging Rapid Lab

Introducing Ontario’s Printed Paper and Packaging Rapid Lab

The Printed Paper and Packaging Rapid Lab is the first initiative from Ontario’s Circular Economy Innovation Lab (CEIL). Based on The Natural Step’s (TNS) successful Sustainability Transition Lab model, CEIL

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Oct 5, 2016 / by Chris Lindberg / In About CEIL / Comments Off on Accelerating the transition to a Circular Economy in Ontario

Accelerating the transition to a Circular Economy in Ontario

In the conventional economy, materials move through a linear process of extraction, production, consumption and eventual disposal (“take-make-waste”). Fueled by large amounts of cheap, easily accessible materials, energy and disposal

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