On August 3, Peter Engelke, Deputy Director of Foresight, Scowcroft Strategy Initiative, and Scowcroft Center program assistant Danielle Miller wrote an op-ed for NBC News on the need to reduce US waste exports and work toward a circular economy.

“For too long, the United States has been dependent on other nations, predominantly China and emerging economies across Southeast Asia, to admit, process, and manage American waste streams – particularly plastics….It is in the United States’ long-term diplomatic and economic interest to pursue greater ‘waste independence.’ Doing so would build a more efficient, innovative, and resilient American economy.”

Peter Engelke and Danielle Miller