The second annual Closed Loop Forum, hosted by Plant Chicago, brings together people from all backgrounds and perspectives for discussion around the circular economy - what it is and different ways communities and businesses are implementing and benefiting from it. Two panels about 1) current status and trends of the larger reuse economy, and 2) large and small businesses putting circularity into practice, will be followed by break out sessions to workshop and implement ideas. The event will conclude with a poster and networking session in the Whiner Beer taproom.
Plant Chicago is developing a Small Business Circular Economy Toolkit with guides and best practices to put local circular economy principles into action. These principles are: Renewable Energy, Resource Sharing, Recapturing materials, Community Benefits, Locally sourced materials, Shared business success, Local waste recovery and Equitable benefits for all. Attendees of the Closed Loop Forum will explore how these principles are or are not being implemented at the local and global scale, and how we can each take action to cultivate local circular economies.
Event hosted by Plant Chicago and The Plant