To be honest, I personally find myself a bit slow moving in the first week of 2022, feeling more comfortable reflecting on the year past than assuredly facing the year ahead. As we emerge from the fog of an unpredictable year and step into some familiar murkiness, my instinct is to replay encouraging moments and analyze announcements and actions from 2021 — clutching onto a blanket of nostalgia and pressing snooze for five more minutes.

To help me greet the moment, I decided to ask some colleagues about what’s getting them out of bed at the dawn of another year. I reached out to a dozen professionals working across the breadth of the circular economy to share their expectations, hopes and areas of focus for circularity in the year ahead.

Here’s what they told me. (The following quotes have been edited for length and clarity.)

  1. Circularity will help achieve climate commitments
  2. Infrastructure will be reimagined
  3. Policy will be a top priority
  4. The investment ecosystem will expand
  5. The investment ecosystem will expand

Read the full article about expectations for a circular economy by Lauren Phipps at GreenBiz.