3M Joins Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s CE100 Circular Economy Network

This move goes hand-in-hand with the company's previous announcement that sustainability is one of the issues being used to determine the viability of any of its new products.

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St. Paul, Minnesota-based 3M announces that as part of its commitment to apply science to improve every life, it has  joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation‘s Circular Economy 100 (CE100).

According to 3M, the CE100 platform brings together businesses, innovators, cities, governments and universities committed to collaborating on the transition to a circular economic model built on making the best use of the planet’s resources through designing for the prevention of waste, the reuse of products, and the recycling of materials.

The company says that sustainability drives its innovation, and joining the CE100 is part of its strategic focus on using science to design solutions that do more with less material, advancing a global circular economy.

“3M is moving to more recycled and renewable materials in our product and package designs, but no one company can do it alone,” says vice president and chief sustainability officer, Dr. Gayle Schueller. “We are excited to engage with a committed group of leaders focused on innovative approaches to driving a circular economy based on sustainable use and reuse of finite resources.”

This year 3M formally built a commitment to sustainable innovation into the pipeline that produces all of its thousands of products and technologies. Going forward, all of 3M’s new products entering the new product commercialization process are required to describe their product’s sustainability impact and how it drives impact for the greater good.

For more information on the company’s sustainability push click here.


Tony Kindelspire

Tony Kindelspire is the digital content editor for RV PRO magazine. He was the former digital content editor of Sign & Digital Graphics & WRAPS magazines.

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