National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.,
The REMADE Institute, in partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, will host the first REMADE Circular Economy Technology Summit & Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference will take place on Monday and Tuesday, March 20-21, 2023, at the National Academy of Sciences Building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., in the nation’s capital. This conference will serve as a national thought-leadership event on the Circular Economy.
For the past 150 years, economic growth has depended on our ability to extract resources from the ground, convert them into products we use, and eventually throw them away. This "Take - Make - Waste" extractive economy, which relies on fossil fuels, does not manage resources for the long-term. To solve this problem, we must transition to a Circular Economy, where we fundamentally transform the way we produce and use goods. The Circular Economy addresses the shortcomings of the current systems while creating new opportunities for business and society. It is based on three principles driven by design: eliminate waste and pollution, circulate products and materials, and regenerate natural systems. The Circular Economy offers systems solutions that reduce the likelihood of future shocks and create resilience.