Circular Economy

The US must rethink how it uses and reuses wastewater

The recycling of water is a fundamental pillar of any circular economy. Image: REUTERS

Fidan Karimova

Practice Leader, Global Sustainability, Water Environment Federation

Jessie Israel

Puget Sound Conservation Director, The Nature Conservancy


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Rainfall turns from a natural resource to a vehicle for pollution when it hits the hard ground. It flows on top of paved surfaces to nearby rivers and streams picking up toxic contaminants that are harmful to people and nature — a process that circular economy principles could mitigate. Image: The Nature Conservancy/Erica Sloniker

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