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Panel – A Sustainable Economy


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Ryan Gellert, Patagonia
Guy Champniss, Ph.D.
Tom Domen, Innovation Manager at Ecover + Method (Household Products)

A Sustainable Economy The Circular and Responsible Economies – There is an increasing awareness that humanity’s use of natural resources is unsustainable, particularly as growth drives consumption. As a response, some have proposed the creation of a ‘Circular Econony’, in which almost everything is designed to be reused and recycled.  One step farther is Patagonia’s argument for a ‘Responsible Economy’ that seeks to not only redesign products, but also curb consumption overall. What are the implications and challenges for these models?