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Global reserves of lithium are limited — Why aren’t we recycling?

The U.S. Department of Energy announced the establishment of a Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Prize and a research and development center for the recycling of critical materials such as cobalt and lithium from lithium-ion batteries.

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Making sense of the EU’s Circular Economy Package from the metal packaging value chain

New EU waste legislation adopted last year has redefined what can be considered “recycled” and resets targets for each packaging material. Gordon Shade goes through the expected changes and remaining challenges.

Source: www.euractiv.com

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UN, World Economic Forum and Partners Come Together to Address E-Waste Challenges

Seven UN entities have come together, supported by the World Economic Forum and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development to better address e-waste challenges. …

Source: www.biztechafrica.com

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33 ways Davos 2019 made an impact on the world and the circular economy

From tackling deforestation to closing the skills gap.

Source: www.weforum.org

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The World Economic Forum Tells Davos: Electronics Are ‘the Fastest-Growing Waste Stream in the World’

The material value of e-waste alone is worth $62.5 billion, three times more than the annual output of the world’s silver mines and more than the GDP of most countries.

Source: motherboard.vice.com

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Urgent Right to Repair mobilisation in Europe

We’re urgently mobilising to save the crucial, pro-Right-to-Repair measures in the European Commission’s “Circular Economy Package”.

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SuperSpatial Reinvents E-waste for the Korean Pavilion at Expo 2020

Multidisciplinary practice SuperSpatial was selected as one of the 6 finalists for the South Korean Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai.

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Electronic devices outnumber humans and trigger a surge in e-waste

E-waste is now the fastest growing waste stream in the world, and a global reboot in the way humans produce and use electronic devices is now urgently needed,…

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Samsung Vows to Replace Plastic Packaging with Sustainable Materials in 2019

Samsung electronics announced today that it will start taking steps to replace plastic packaging materials with paper and other environmentally sustainable elements…

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In Davos, calls for a circular, inclusive economy

Plus, a global call to action for intergenerational cooperation.

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Spotify Shows The Way To A Content Economy

Last November, Marc Engel, Unilever’s Chief Supply Chain Officer, told me about Spotify’s brilliant algorithms for finding and serving music to listeners. I immediately signed up for the premium service.

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Electronic waste RAM-ming landfills worth $62bn

A new report shows this is three-times the value of all silver produced each year…

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Electronic waste produced every year weighs more than all airlines ever built: WEF report

In the report released here in collaboration with the UN-E-Waste Coalition, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said the value of electronic waste produced every year is a staggering USD 62 billion already, which is worth three times the total silver production…

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Shopping With Sustainability in Mind

A specialist offers her ideas for holiday gifts, from bedsheets to portable chargers.

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Circular food ‘revolution’ could unlock $2.7trn per year, Ellen MacArthur study finds

Embedding circular economy principles within the global agri-food sector could contribute $2.7trn ( 2.1trn) to the global economy through decreased healthcare and environmental restoration costs, a new Ellen MacArthur Foundation report has concluded.

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Ikea’s new London branch will be its most “sustainable” in UK

The furniture store will include a range of green energy features, such as solar panels and rainwater collection systems, and will have a roof garden open for use by the local community.

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Adidas Steps Up Ocean-Trash Efforts, Aims To Make 22M Shoes 01/23/2019

Adidas Steps Up Ocean-Trash Efforts, Aims To Make 22M Shoes – 01/23/2019…

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Accenture Announces Winners Of The 2019 Circulars In Davos That Are Unlocking Value From The $4.5 Trillion Circular Economy

The World Economic Forum and The Forum of Young Global Leaders, in collaboration with Accenture (NYSE:ACN), awarded the winners of this years The Circulars…

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Moving Towards A Circular Economy – Tackling The Problem Of Recycling Plastics

Why has the world continued to increase consumption of plastic materials when at the same time, environmental and human health concerns…

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‘A 1.5C world is circular’: Nations urged to drive resource productivity to reach climate goals

A new report released today (22 January) at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos has outlined the urgent need for nations to “wake up to the potential” of the circular economy in order to push the world towards the Paris Agreement’s more ambitious pathway.

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How New Cellphones Could Help Revolutionize The World

I consider myself fortunate to live in a country – Luxembourg – where the principles of a Circular Economy are strongly endorsed by the government and starting to take ever-deeper hold throughout society.  And while the circular economy – an alternative to the current linear, “take-make-dispose” model of production and consumption – is gaining global traction with increasing speed, developing viable and sustainable circular business models presents a challenge crying out for answers. 

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Upgrading the returns process for a more circular economy | Springwise

We spoke to Patrick Eve, Managing Director of ZigZag Global to explore ways to improve sustainability in the supply chain and increase revenue for retailers with reverse logistics.

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Henkel invests £5 million in specialist circular economy fund

Henkel has invested £5 million into Circularity European Growth Fund, an impact fund managed by Circularity Capital. The German manufacturer of Schwarzkopf has outlined an ambitious circular economy strategy including setting a target for 100 percent of its packaging to be recyclable, reusable or…

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Airports Authority of India bans single-use plastic goods –

16 Indian airports have already been declared “single-use plastic” free……

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Twelve steps to achieve a circular economy

In order to achieve a transition to a more circular economy, Ichin Cheng in “Designing for the Circular Economy” says that twelve Rs are needed.

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Close circularity gap to avert catastrophic climate change, Davos told today

A new report by Circle Economy, supported by EIT Climate-KIC, says governments barely consider circular economy measures in strategies to meet a 1.5 degree target. We are in Davos today to support the launch of the report.

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It’s time for the circular economy to go global – and you can help

The Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy launched 18 months ago, and has already made great strides with projects around the world.Now it’s time to scale those up – and we need global leaders to join us and make it happen…