Continue Reading... Queensland’s shift towards a circular economy steps up a gear

Queensland’s shift towards a circular economy steps up a gear

The future of Queensland and transitioning to a circular economy that is both sustainable in resilient is one of the keys to combatting climate change…

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Continue Reading... Highest Level of World’s Most Toxic Chemicals Found in African Free-Range Eggs: European E-Waste Dumping a Contributor —

Highest Level of World’s Most Toxic Chemicals Found in African Free-Range Eggs: European E-Waste Dumping a Contributor —

New research from IPEN and Basel Action Network (BAN) reveals dire human exposures and food chain contamination from highly toxic plastics in waste in Ghana that includes toxic e-waste shipped from Europe.

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Continue Reading... Largest e-recycling fraud in U.S. history sends owners of Kent firm to prison —

Largest e-recycling fraud in U.S. history sends owners of Kent firm to prison —

For years, environmentally conscious residents acrossthe Pacific Northwest have dutifully dropped off their broken LCD TVs and computer screens at special e-recycling centers for proper handling and disposal.

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Continue Reading... Brunell: Reducing e-waste important

Brunell: Reducing e-waste important

“One of the biggest challenges of the 21st Century is dealing with the progress of the 20th Century — especially old computers, monitors, cellular phones and televisions.These appliances depend on po…

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Continue Reading... Circular Economy 2030 Competition Finalists

Circular Economy 2030 Competition Finalists

SAP and Google Cloud challenged social entrepreneurs to submit proposals to advance a circular economy. Meet the Circular Economy 2030 finalists.

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Continue Reading... Kenya: U.S.$50,000 to Support Circular Economy in Kenya

Kenya: U.S.$50,000 to Support Circular Economy in Kenya

Small-scale circular economy initiatives in Kenya will compete for $50,000 grants for a year for projects that aim to reduce the amount of plastic leaking into the marine environment.

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Continue Reading... A recycling kingpin is sentenced to 3 years in federal prison for e-waste disposal fraud —

A recycling kingpin is sentenced to 3 years in federal prison for e-waste disposal fraud —

For 11 years, Brian Brundage promoted Intercon Solutions, his booming suburban Chicago electronics recycling company, as a scrupulous industry leader in environmentally responsible waste disposal, led by a colorful, high-flying entrepreneur.

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Continue Reading... Circular economy strategies would tip balance in battle against dangerous climate change

Circular economy strategies would tip balance in battle against dangerous climate change

The world can maximise chances of avoiding dangerous climate change by moving to a circular economy, reveals a report from impact organisation Circle Economy launched today at Davos during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.

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Continue Reading... Jamaica’s tourism minister looks to circular economy

Jamaica’s tourism minister looks to circular economy

Jamaica’s minister of tourism tells fDi that the country’s embracing of the circular economy model will work to the advantage of everyone.

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Continue Reading... Single-use plastic water bottles

Single-use plastic water bottles

Sir, – As part of any plan to abolish the use of single-use plastic bottles, the Government should require airports to provide prominent drinking water points where travellers can fill their own multi-use bottles. It could be done this week. – Yours, etc, VINCENT MURPHY, Cork.

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Continue Reading... Council bans single-use plastics

Council bans single-use plastics

The Council adopted a directive which introduces new restrictions on certain single-use plastic products.The single-use plastics directive sets stricter rules for the types of products and packaging which are among the top ten most frequently found items polluting European beaches.

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Continue Reading... Improvisation and collective spirit in Brazilian repair culture

Improvisation and collective spirit in Brazilian repair culture

We recently interviewed Brazilian technologist and researcher Felipe Fonseca, who has long been on our radar screen.Felipe helped seed a movement called “MetaReciclagem”, which started collecting……

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Continue Reading... Solomon Islands threatens to blacklist companies after ‘irreversible’ oil spill disaster; FBI Most Wanted murder suspect arrested after over 4 years on the run; Trader Joe’s …

Solomon Islands threatens to blacklist companies after ‘irreversible’ oil spill disaster; FBI Most Wanted murder suspect arrested after over 4 years on the run; Trader Joe’s …

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Continue Reading... Circular Economy Sneakers : Futurecraft Loop

Circular Economy Sneakers : Futurecraft Loop

Futurecraft Loop – The Futurecraft Loop by adidas is an innovative sneaker that was intentionally created to have a circular life cycle, meaning that the style will b…

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Continue Reading... Beef sustainability: It’s not a buzzword anymore

Beef sustainability: It’s not a buzzword anymore

Just as our industry has evolved, so have consumers. They are disconnected from their food, but they crave more information.

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Continue Reading... 18 Circular Economy Initiatives

18 Circular Economy Initiatives

Circular Economy Initiatives – Circular economy initiatives have been gaining traction in recent years as the manufacturing of products is striving to be more sustainable. As a r…

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Continue Reading... Think tank to combat e-waste

Think tank to combat e-waste

A new independent think tank — Ewaste Watch — is launching in Australia to tackle the nation’s accumulating e-waste.

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Continue Reading... Single Use Plastic

Single Use Plastic

Single use plastic…

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Continue Reading... Council of EU adopts ban on single-use plastic products

Council of EU adopts ban on single-use plastic products

The final step towards a ban in the European Union on a number of single-use plastic products – including plates, cutlery, straws and earbuds – was taken on May 21 with approval of the ……

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Continue Reading... Plastic in the Ocean: How We Can All Reduce Single-Use Plastics –

Plastic in the Ocean: How We Can All Reduce Single-Use Plastics –

This post is a humble plea to help be part of the solution to a problem that is much bigger than any of us… the growing amount of plastic in the ocean. We’ve known for a while some of the health issues related to plastic use, and now the environmental concerns are becoming increasingly alarming.

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