The senior director of open innovation and circular economy for food at Danone North America at Danone, Merijn Dols, came to Circularity 19 to talk about a circular food system. “The circular economy is big in the construction and built world — but food has been lagging,” he said. How can we push it forward? There’s a lot of innovation and design going on in food already, Dols pointed out. So corporations need to focus on creating food lasts longer and is healthier.