Trash Talk — The Need for a Circular Economy

As a child of the ’90s, I have fond memories of trips to San Antonio’s North Star Mall with my mom. I used to love the excited hustle of moving crowds, the rustling of plastic bags, the feeling of getting something NEW, preferably from the Disney Store. In retrospect, it amazes me how much happiness I derived from a few pieces of cheap, brightly colored plastic. Nowadays, I would rather spend the night jabbing myself with a staple remover than go to the mall. I’m not alone, either: shopping malls are on the decline in the U.S. E-commerce, however, is not slowing down anytime soon, especially thanks to the…