What is the difference in the way Brussels and Washington D.C. see the circular economy? To get an answer one should have attended the Fourth Circular Economy Summit, organised by the powerful US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and simply counted the amount of billion dollar corporations present. Big names such as Coca-Cola, AB-InBev, Lockeed Martin, Veolia, Lexus. The circular economy is a very interesting topic for big business. On the other hand, there were only a sparse number of associations registered, and the presence of public administration and government representatives was almost non-existent, and limited to a handful of people from the American Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). A far cry from the Circular Economy Stakeholder Summit in Brussels, that hos...