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    Ann Arbor wants to have a circular economy. So what does that mean?

    ANN ARBOR, MI — “Circular economy” isn’t exactly a household term yet, but Ann Arbor hopes to change that in its quest to become a greener city.

    It’s a core strategy of the city’s A2Zero carbon-neutrality plan, and it’s about keeping goods and materials in rotation and out of landfills by reusing, repairing, sharing, lending and otherwise finding ways to extend the useful life of items like appliances, bicycles, furniture, toys and clothes.

    A linear economy, on the other hand, creates waste as items are produced, sold, used and thrown away.

    Building a circular economy means rediscovering a culture of reclaiming products and materials, the city’s new circular-economy webpage states, pointing residents to resources including a map of local establishments such as thrift stores and repair shops, and ways to learn how to repair and reuse broken items.

    The city also has created…

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