Circular Economy, You're Up.
The tenets of "Circular Economy" have been discussed at length in academic circles and global conferences alike for the past decade. It is not often that a full on reset button is presented to our global economy but alas, here we are. Our public health is a clear priority but equally as crucial to our collective future is economic recovery. One question polarizing our thought leaders and change makers is where we focus stimulus efforts ( https://medium.com/circulatenews/the-covid-19-recovery-requires-a-resilient-circular-economy-e385a3690037 ). Do we jump start our industries and throw them into overdrive or is now the time we strategically shift into more resilient and sustainable models?
Industrial Flower Growers are Over It.
Mother's Day marks the most significant sales driver for the global flower industry and launches the unofficial start to wedding high season. This year, however, we're witnessing what looks to be a complete crash of an $8.5 billion trade ( https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2020-flower-industry-crash/ ). New York City's flower district, global auction halls and rose fields along the equator are all showing just how brittle this industry's supply chain is. For years, maybe decades, industry execs have discussed the need to shift to more sustainable and transparent production but it took this pandemic to force immediate action. Those who will survive are those who can adapt. Small, local growers: this may be the time to reclaim your share of the market.