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Plant Chicago is piloting the first local circular economy network for small businesses. If your small business is looking to engage in the circular economy, read on!
SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT
2020 NETWORK MEMBERS
Plant Chicago’s Circular Economy Leaders Network brings Chicago-area small businesses together to cultivate local circular economies. A local circular economy is one that regenerates natural ecosystems, minimizes waste, and ensures that economic and social benefits are distributed equitably.
Any small business (20 employees and under) based in the Chicago area and interested in implementing circular economy practices is welcome to join. Potential members include established small businesses, early-stage entrepreneurs, home-based businesses, and independent contractors.
Interested in joining the network? Fill out our Application Form and a Plant Chicago staff member will follow up if you meet the criteria above.
Contact us about a Local Circular Economy for Small Business workshop. Availability and pricing vary. Please email to learn more!
CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR SMALL BUSINESS TOOLKIT
Please fill out the form below to download a copy of Plant Chicago's Circular Economy Toolkit for Small Businesses
WHAT IS A LOCAL CIRCULAR ECONOMY?
A local circular economy is a collaborative practice sustained by the local circulation of materials, nutrients, knowledge, and economic value. Values of equity, transparency, diversity, and inclusion define its success.
In a local circular economy, business activities should regenerate natural ecosystems, minimize waste, and strive to make sure that economic and social benefits are distributed equitably.
Looking for more details on how businesses can participate in a local circular economy? See a more comprehensive list of circular economy-aligned business practices here.