Beyond 34 Philadelphia Circular Economy Workshop & Focus Group

Event Description

The City of Philadelphia was recently selected as a Beyond 34 city by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to develop a circular economy strategy as part of our initiative, Beyond 34: Scaling Circularity for a Sustainable Economy.

The goal of Beyond 34 is to develop and implement high-impact waste solutions that are tailored to local opportunities and needs. Beyond 34’s research includes an assessment of Philadelphia's current waste stream resource consumption and waste generation as well as a strategic plan of priority circular economy-focused projects to address significant waste “hotspots.” From these "hotspots" the following focus areas were selected:

  1. Circular built environment
  2. Circular textiles
  3. Circular organic waste
  4. Circular glass use

This research is based on an in-depth technical analysis and comprehensive feedback from local stakeholders (private sector, local government, NGOs/nonprofits, academia) through a series of public workshops.

We invite stakeholders from across sectors to join the City of Philadelphia, U.S. Chamber Foundation, and technical partner Metabolic for an interactive meeting which will:

  • Introduce the Beyond 34 initiative and focus areas determined for Philadelphia (listed above)
  • Provide context on the focus areas
  • Help develop circular goals (~2-3) for each sector to work towards
  • Identify the key barriers and challenges in attaining these goals


Tuesday, October 25, 2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

This event will be hosted at the City of Philadelphia's Innovation Lab, located at 1401 JFK Boulevard, Municipal Services Building, 16th Floor.