Continue Reading... Plastics, regulation and climate risk: Five key ESG trends for 2019 | BusinessGreen Analysis

Plastics, regulation and climate risk: Five key ESG trends for 2019 | BusinessGreen Analysis

Environmental social governance investing continuing to grow alongside risk and regulation, according to financial analyst MSCI.  Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing is no longer a niche concern. Today, ESG classified investment products account for over $20tr in assets under management, or roughly a quarter of all…

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

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

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

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

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

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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Continue Reading... Urgent Right to Repair mobilisation in Europe

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

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

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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Continue Reading... Samsung Vows to Replace Plastic Packaging with Sustainable Materials in 2019

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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Continue Reading... In Davos, calls for a circular, inclusive economy

In Davos, calls for a circular, inclusive economy

Plus, a global call to action for intergenerational cooperation.

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Continue Reading... Spotify Shows The Way To A Content Economy

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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Continue Reading... Electronic waste RAM-ming landfills worth $62bn

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

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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Continue Reading... Shopping With Sustainability in Mind

Shopping With Sustainability in Mind

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

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

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

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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Continue Reading... 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

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

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

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

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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