A circular economy isn’t just about fixing environmental wrongs. It brings big opportunities and positive impacts across lots of industries and lives. Right now, less than 10% of the 100 billion tons of metals, minerals, and fossil fuels are recycled and used again. A circular economy is about making better use of natural resources like forests, soil, water, air, metals, and minerals. A circular economy helps protect human health and biodiversity in so many ways, including by making better use of natural resources and mitigating the climate crisis. Every year, more than 9 million people die as a result of air, water, and soil pollution. This does not even count the animal population and biodiversity that it negatively impacts.
We know that almost half of global greenhouse gas emissions come from product use, manufacturing, and food production. Circular economy strategies reduce our use of resources and cut these greenhouse gas emissions, thus helping avert the very dangerous impacts of climate change.
Also, research has shown that the circular economy offers a huge economic opportunity by reducing waste, stimulating innovation, and creating employment. In fact, transitioning to a circular economy could create a net increase of about six million jobs in the next 7-8 years.
For over 25 years, Lee Enterprises Consulting has been assisting companies and investors with issues relating to sustainability and a circular economy. We are active in bioenergy, biomaterials and chemicals, biotechnologies, and feedstocks. With over 150 consultants, we have the diverse expertise and geographical reach to assist in virtually any bioeconomy project worldwide. These seasoned professionals average over 30 years each in their industry experience. Our ability to assemble these professionals into multidisciplinary teams allows us to fully integrate the technical, scientific, and regulatory aspects of a project, and combine them with years of hands-on experience. Take a look at our experts and the services we provide. You will note that most of our experts are also available for ancillary engagements and advice, for specialty engagements like serving as expert witnesses in litigation matters. A good overview of our group is found in this video. Call us at 1+ (501) 833-8511 or email us for more information.