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IKEA, Royal DSM Find Inspiration in Sustainable Development Goals

June 21, 2018, 4:24 PM

Global companies including IKEA and Royal DSM N.V. see potential for businesses to streamline their operations based on circular economy ideas within a United Nations sustainable development framework.

Company representatives say their groups could identify new business ideas, spot ways to use and reuse resources more efficiently, and avoid future waste pitfalls by thinking about how the U.N. goals address recycling and waste management.

The circular economy aims to keep resources in use as long as possible and reduce waste.

In a number of markets in which it operates, IKEA has put in place take-back systems with old ...

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