Charlotte, N.C., Launches New Economic Model

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The city of Charlotte, N.C., announced its plan to launch Circular Charlotte, a new, regenerative economic model designed to produce zero waste and to generate hundreds of jobs and significant revenue.

The city worked with Metabolic and Envision Charlotte to create the study “Circular Charlotte: Toward a Zero Waste and Inclusive City.” The study analyzed Charlotte’s waste stream and found Charlotte’s 900,000 tons of annual waste represent a potential residual value of roughly $111 million per year. By adopting a comprehensive waste diversion strategy, Charlotte found it could create hundreds of jobs by harnessing material instead of dumping it into ever-growing landfills.

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