On June 18, 2020, SWALCO participated in an online webinar with Resource Recycling Systems outlining the Circular Economy initiatives happening in the Great Lakes Region. SWALCO discussed the current projects in place that enable Lake County work toward a circular economy, as well as future plans to grow this initiative. Presenters included SWALCO, the Council of the Great Lakes Region, and Resource Recycling Systems. This webinar is a precursor to a workshop SWALCO is planning to hold later this year and is intended to help jump start the Circular Economy movement here in Lake County. This webinar gives a higher-level view and demonstrates how regional efforts like ours can be plugged into the larger Circular Economy initiative that the Council of the Great Lakes Region is working on. You can view the recording of the webinar at the link below if interested in viewing the conversation!
Webinar Recording Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI38y39aCvU
We are asking YOU to join us in learning more about the circular economy model at the first ever Lake County Circular Economy Workshop. The event has been POSTPONED from the original date of May 14th, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be rescheduling the event at a later date.
The goals of the first Circular Economy Workshop in Lake County will be to provide you with a deeper understanding of the circular economy model, how it is already working in Lake County, and how we can work together to strengthen it. The Workshop is only the beginning of this effort, concrete steps that you and your organization can take to build a stronger circular economy in Lake County will be presented at the Workshop. We are planning to partner with an organization that has an online circular economy platform where businesses, organizations and municipalities can browse a resource marketplace, manage individual assets and receive data insight as to how each entity utilizes their assets. This partnership is currently in the works.
Until the event details are more certain please take a look at the documents below to get a better idea of how the circular economy model works and some examples of circular economy in action around the world.