The Circular Economy Working Group seeks to emulate nature by closing the loop of resource use and recycling, where nothing is wasted and everything serves a purpose!   

Join us for our Circular Economy Working Group meetings which are held on the 4th Wednesday of every month.

Circular Economy Working Group

Wednesday, May 22nd; Circular Economy Working Group:
6:00 – 7:00 PM WeWork, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, DC
Hi Everyone,

I hope you are having a lovely springtime! Our next meeting is tomorrow May 22 from 6-8pm at the WeWork on Connecticut Avenue, near the Dupont Ave Metro Station. When you arrive, check in at the front desk and come up to Suite 12A. Please arrive before 6pm to ensure you can get in! If you are arriving late, text Lara Llao at 443-527-0895 for access to the building.

Our Agenda for the meeting includes:

6:00 to 6:10 Informal networking and conversation
6:10 to 6:30 Upcycling the work with Lara Llao (amazing host for the evening) and her work on reusable plastics.
6:30 to 6:45 Round Robin introductions and project descriptions
6:45 to 7:45 Working group breakouts on aforementioned projects
7:45 to 8:00 Report back, upcycle requests and adjourn.

As always, please come early and ready to advance the circular economy in the DMV! If you have questions or concerns, let me know by responding to this email (though don’t RE all). If you have information to share with the group, please do so via the Google Group.

NOTE:  Our June Circular Economy event will host guest speaker Tim Young, President of Young Marketing Consulting, and is a consultant to the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership. He will lead a discussion around sustainability in the printing industry.
You can RSVP here and join the Circular Economy Google Group to be notified of the location and receive other updates for this group’s activities.
From the CE Working Group Chair – Clifford Deaton (for questions you can reach him at


Articles on Our Circular Economy Activities:

Transforming Waste into Energy for the Circular Economy – Canada- USA Event (at the Canadian Embassy on October 25, 2018), by Dina Mansour

Circular Economy Working Tour of C2 Management Facility, September 22, 2018, by Michelle Minstrell

Sunshine in a Glass — Sustainable Vineyard Tour, September 22, 2018, by Elvin Yuzugullu

Steps Toward Action in the Circular Economy, Circular Economy Workshop at the University of the District of Columbia, September 29, 2017;

Entrepreneurial Solutions for Sustainable Facilities in the Circular Economy, held in Crystal City, May 24, 2016; and

Sustainable Manufacturing Workshop & Tour Was a Hit with Attendees,  Alexandria Renewable Enterprise in Alexandria, Virginia, May 19, 2015