WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 26: Gary Knell presents opening remarks during the ‘The Circular Economy’ National Geographic Forum at the National Geographic Museum on February 26, 2020 in Washington, DC.
Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for National GeographicWASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 26: Susan Goldberg, Halsey Cook, Jacob Duer and Jim Fish participate in the ‘Leading Disruption’ panel during the ‘The Circular Economy’ forum at the National Geographic Museum on February 26, 2020 in Washington, DC.
Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for National Geographic
Leaders from business, government, and the nonprofit sector gathered at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, DC for the Circular Economy Forum.
The event, which featured a dynamic conversation about solutions to the global waste crisis, was underwritten by Milliken & Company, Waste Management, and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
In particular, the discussion focused on the potential of the “circular economy,” a system in which waste is continually recycled and converted into resources. Ellen MacArthur Foundation CEO Andrew Morlet delivered a keynote address followed by panels on urbanization, disruption, and plastics.
In his opening remarks, National Geographic Partners Chairman Gary Knell underscored the company’s commitment to convening thought leaders to discuss the biggest challenges facing the planet.
Our future depends on the decisions we make today. That’s why it’s critical to engage in these conversations.
Gary Knell, National Geographic Partners Chairman
Learn more about the circular economy in our March cover story, “Is a world without waste possible?”