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WE'VE CHANGED. for good.

The Indiana Recycling Coalition
is now CIRCULAR INDIANA.

CIRCULAR INDIANA is focused on education and advocacy to strengthen the circular economy. Indiana is ready to leverage our unique strengths—manufacturing industry, transportation network, and geographic position—to eliminate waste, create jobs, and strengthen supply chains with benefits for all. Circular Indiana is here to lead the transformation. 

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WHY CIRCULAR?

Many challenges exist in our current linear system of take, make, waste, and dispose. The circular economy eliminates waste, captures resources, and restores nature. It functions to keep products and materials in use longer to improve the efficiency and productivity of our resources. Circular systems employ reuse, sharing, repair, refurbishment, remanufacturing AND recycling to create a continuous system. Recycling is an important part of the circular economy, but we also need to go beyond recycling. By rethinking our relationship with materials, we can redistribute the responsibility for managing waste to create a more resilient future.

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For a deeper dive into the Circular Economy

OUR BACKGROUND
CIRCULAR INDIANA is a statewide for-impact, 501(c)(3) organization that convenes our members to educate, advocate, and innovate towards a better future for Indiana. We focus on uniting individuals, businesses, community organizations, and state and local governments in eliminating waste and creating a more circular economy.

Founded in 1989 as the Indiana Recycling Coalition, CIRCULAR INDIANA inspires our members to think and act beyond recycling and towards a more circular economy in Indiana. We are not a government entity, and we rely on support from our sponsors and donors. Your support matters; what you give comes back to you.

OUR COMMITMENT
CIRCULAR INDIANA is committed to using our platform to elevate marginalized voices and be an agent of lasting change for the intersecting issues of systemic racism and the environment. We will do this by seeking out, connecting with, and listening to diverse perspectives, pursuing lifelong personal, organizational, and community education, and advocating for just and equitable environmental policies.

OUR MISSION REMAINS

To strengthen the circular economy in Indiana through waste reduction, reuse, recycling, and composting.

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contact us

Circular Indiana is led by our board of directors and volunteers. The best way to contact us is via email, and we will respond as quickly as we are able.

BOARD OFFICERS

PAMELA  FRANCIS
Circular Indiana, President
Schott Design, Inc.

DARIN COY 
Circular Indiana, Vice President

SCS Environemntal Contracting, Inc.

 

Kelvin Okamoto 

Circular Indiana, Treasurer

Green Bottom Line, Inc

David Jose 
Circular Indiana, Secretary

SmithAdmundsen LLC 
 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

AARON FRIEDRICH

Environmental Resources Management

 

RACHAEL HOOVER lEKIC

The Patachou Foundation

 

KEN MILLER

 

Gowri Sundaram
 

Sarah Turner
Pratt Industries

 Steve Berry

Renew Office Furniture

Marla Cherney

Institute for Sustainable Communities

Chris Morehead

Newfields

Vicki Bohlsen

Bohlsen Group


 






 

Sponsors

Thank you to our annual sponsors for their generous support of Circular Indiana and our work to strengthen the circular economy in Indiana.

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