As I begin to think about the year of content and coverage ahead, I thought I’d start things off by sharing some big questions I’ll be asking in 2021 — plus some predictions on how they might be answered.

  1. Will companies align circular economy initiatives with climate goals, or continue to treat these as discrete initiatives? 
  2. What role will communities and justice play in the conversation about the circular economy?
  3. What role will bioplastics and other bio-based materials play in the shift away from nonrenewable materials for packaging and products?
  4. Will companies scale reuse models, or focus on smaller-scale pilots? 
  5. Will the incoming Biden administration have any impact on progress towards more circular systems? 

Read the full article about circular economy in 2021 by Lauren Phipps at GreenBiz.