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Driving? The Kids Are So Over It

In a challenge for Detroit, teens put off getting their licenses and buying cars. About a quarter of 16-year-olds had a driver’s license in 2017, a sharp decline from nearly half in 1983.

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How your enterprise can help reduce e-waste

Apple is quadrupling the extent of its iPhone recycling scheme, but what can your business do to help?

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How Samsung Handles Recycling E-Waste

In late March, Samsung Electronics America announced the company has recycled nearly 276k tons of electronics, diverting them from United States landfills.

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Local Conservation Corps launches campaign to recycle E-waste

Technology can be great. It can help us problem solve and even save lives.But today’s technology such as cell phones, T.V’s and computers have a pretty…

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Costa Rica will ban all single-use plastics – WTF…

Costa Rica will ban all single-use plastics – WTF fun fact…

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E-waste is a huge and growing problem — and the US is a big reason why

The US ranks near the top when it comes not only to the amount of e-waste generated overall but also on a per capita basis.

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Halt Hong Kong auctions ahead of laws on e-waste

While the government puts unwanted appliances under the hammer, everyone else has to dispose of equipment via licensed recyclers – this needs to change…

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Steel and the circular economy: Interview with Dr Edwin Basson, worldsteel director general

Circular economy: create a regenerative system in which the use, waste of resources minimized by re-using, re-manufacturing materials prior to recycling.

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Exposed! 10 Surprising E-Waste Facts You Didn’t Know

Electronic waste is currently growing at an alarming rate and may reach worrisome rates by 2020. These E-waste facts will both shock and interest you!

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European Parliament Has Banned Single-Use Plastics

The European parliament has voted for a sweeping ban on a wide range of single-use plastics in a bid to tackle pollution of oceans and water…

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Cabinet delaying ban on single-use plastics – NEMA –

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) says a stalemate in consensus by an inter-ministerial committee has delayed the implementation of the ban on plastics and their production in the country.

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7 Reusable Alternatives To Single-Use Plastic | Care2

In 2015 humans threw out 141 million metric tons of We might not have the power to stop plastic manufacturing, but we can choose reusable alternatives.

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MSC Latest Cruise Line to Eliminate Single-Use Plastics

MSC Cruises is the latest cruise line to announce a plan to virtually eliminate single-use plastics on board their cruise ships.Under its Plastics…

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Seoul cuts back on single-use plastic

Bottle Factory, a small coffeehouse in Mapo-gu, western Seoul, gives a glimpse into what cafes will be like in a plastic-free Seoul. Drinks are served in glass cups and stainless-steel straws are used.

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Recycling Is Not The Answer To The E-Waste Crisis

…while electronics recycling isn’t bad  — making it a panacea for the e-waste problem we currently have certainly is. Unfortunately, that’s how we tend to frame recycling   — and companies are eager to jump on that bandwagon to appear more “green”.

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‘Single-use’ named Word of the Year for 2018

It refers to products, often plastic, that are made to be used only once before disposal.

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Making the Most of Your Circular Economy Investment: It All Starts with Consumers “Getting It”

Consumers make purchasing decisions swiftly.Every time they touch a screen, they absorb cues from brands, peers, or like-minded influencers on a product’s key attributes—cost, performance, taste, d…

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European Parliament approves single-use plastics ban

Packaging associations respond to ban of single-use plastics from EU market by 2021.

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Trade These Single-Use Bathroom Products For Thoughtful Essentials

Keep your household waste and toxicity in check, with our edit of sustainable, locally-designed bathroom and self-care products.

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E-waste, a gold mine of opportunities

While this mine of opportunities looks promising, the treatment of e-waste is becoming more and more complex.Volumes of WEEE are increasing, yet the concen…

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6 Reasons Why Your Company Should Reconsider Its E-Waste Strategies

Is your business taking the necessary steps to dispose of its out-of-date electronics? A company that is strategic in addressing its E-waste and IT Asset Disposition needs will alleviate unnecessary clutter and eliminate security risks, among other benefits.

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Cell phone ‘Tower of Babel’ highlights China e-waste problem

BEIJING: A Chinese artist on Saturday unveiled a sculpture made of discarded mobile phones and shaped like a cell tower in a bid to highlight the problem of electronic waste. The phones were rigged to a metal frame and synchronised so their screens would flash in various colours.

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Consumer behaviour and the circular economy >

Report: Behavioural Study on Consumers’ Engagement in the Circular Economy London Economics for the European Commission – Consumers Health and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA) 23 October 2018, 202 pages The objective of this study was to provide policy-relevant ……

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Curtains come down on E-waste Management programme at NML

Mail News Service Jamshedpur: The valedictory function of the four days Skill Training Programme on Entrepreneurship Development on E-waste Management (EDEM 2019), which was organized by CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur at the Lecture hall of CSIR-NML.

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City Council to introduce e-waste recycling bill Tuesday

The bill proposes electronic waste home pickup and drop-off options for residents for a fee.

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Queensland’s shift towards a circular economy steps up a gear – The Queensland Cabinet and Ministerial Directory

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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European Parliament Votes to Ban Single-Use Plastics in Europe | Greek Reporter Europe

As a result of the new legislation, a series of products will be banned in the EU by 2021. The products which will be banned from all EU markets include single-use plastic cutlery such as forks, knives, spoons and chopsticks, single-use plastic plates and plastic straws.

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5 Single-Use Plastic Items To Stop Using Today!

It’s time to cut down our dependence on single-use plastic items. But what are the alternatives? We have answers to reducing plastic waste.

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Beaches are buried in single-use Tetra Paks

In many countries like Vietnam, there is nobody to even pick them up, let alone recycle them.

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Recycle IT Day: How Cisco Tackles E-Waste

The 2019 Recycle IT Day will take place on Tuesday, April 23 at Cisco offices around the world. We have 162 sites participating this year—20 more than last year.

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Trader Joe’s Phasing Out Single-Use Plastics Nationwide Following Customer Petition

As the world suffocates from its plastic addiction, a growing number of businesses are stepping up to the plate to reduce their plastic waste. Most recently, Trader Joe’s announced that it will be taking steps to cut back on plastic and other packaging waste after a petition launched by Greenpeace…

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ERI Provides Solutions For Pacific Northwest’s E-waste Problems

In light of the current glut of toxic e-waste, the fastest growing sector of the countrys waste stream, the nations leading electronics recycler is steppin…

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Event: Regional Technical Expert Meeting on Circular Economy and Waste-to-Energy | SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD

Tracking the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda…

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Attenborough Effect inspires people to drastically reduce single-use plastics

A new study found that Blue Planet II, narrated by David Attenborough, has inspired people in the U.K. and U.S. to use 53% less single-use plastics. Learn more.

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European officials agree on ban of some single-use plastics

BERLIN (AP) — European Union officials have agreed to ban some single-use plastics, such as disposable cutlery, plates and straws, in an effort to cut marine pollution. Representatives from the…

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IFC, Karo Sambhav launch “E-waste Hum Le Jayenge”

International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, and Karo Sambhav, a tech-enabled Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO), have collaboratively launched a consumer awareness campaign titled ‘E-waste Hum Le Jayenge’.

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India Bans All Single-Use Plastics From Airports

India introduces a ban on all single-use plastics at 129 airports across the country.This is the first step to reaching the higher goal- make all…

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Recycle IT Day: How Cisco Tackles E-Waste | MarketScreener

Global e-scrap dumping-it’s a serious environmental and public health issue. To help address this critical concern, Cisco hosts Recycle IT Day every year, and has done so since 2002….| April 18, 2019…

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EIB’s leadership in the Circular Economy recognized at World Economic Forum meeting in Davos

The EIB has been selected as the runner-up in the “Investor” category of The Circulars 2019, the world’s premier circular economy award program organized by the World Economic Forum and the Forum of Young Global Leaders.

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Apple to launch material recovery lab after ramping up circular economy drive

Technology giant Apple is set to open a new research and development lab focused on cl osed-loop solutions this year, after diverting more than 48,000 metric tonnes of electronic waste from landfill during 2018.

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Etihad Airways flies without single-use plastic for Earth Day 2019

It’s a start….

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IQor To Attend Reverse Logistics Association’s Conference: The Cornerstone Of The Circular Economy

iQor, a managed services provider of customer engagement and technology-enabled BPO solutions, announced today that it will be attending Reverse Logistics…

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Is silicone a safe alternative to single-use plastics?

The folks at Life Without Plastic argue that these stretchy, rubbery bags are not as green as they seem.

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Tax support for the firms that support recyc… | San Jose E-Waste

San Jose E-Waste’s Photo…

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How to Break Your Single-Use Plastics Habit – The New York Times

Ditch your one-and-done straws, spoons, and containers with this kit of affordable, reusable stand-ins.

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Stop Sucking: DC Says “No” to Single-Use Plastic Straws

When I arrived at college, the hot rumor was that drinking alcohol through a straw was the fast-track to getting trashed. My crew worked through boxes of straws to learn firsthand it was just an urban myth.

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5 Ways to Unlock the Circular Economy | World Resources Institute

5 Ways to Unlock the Circular Economy 5 Ways to Unlock the Value of the Circular Economy

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Univar Solutions Adopts ‘Advancing a Circular Economy’ as a Sustainability Goal to 2021

Univar Solutions, a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of …

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DAME is the tampon brand helping you cut down on single-use plastic | Dazed Beauty

It’s no secret that our plastic use is out of control and having a devasting effect on the environment. As a society we are beginning to make changes to cut down on single-use plastics, however, something that often gets overlooked is the plastic waste that is tied to menstrual products. Tampons and sanitary pads are estimated to produce over 100 billion pieces of waste every year and they are the fifth-most common type of waste washing up on beaches, with nine plastic tampon applicators found per kilometre on UK beaches according to the Women’s Environmental Network.

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Veolia promotes circular economy with launch of organic marketplace

Veolia hopes that the “digital revolution” will bring a potential 100 million tonnes of organic resources into the circular economy through the launch of its new organic trading platform, BioTrading.

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Bali Bans Single Use Plastics Aiming At 70% Reduction In 2019

By Mayukh Saha, Most of us must have heard of Bali in Indonesia as the ultimate beach vacation destination.However, Bali’s fame as a tourist ……

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Compete in a more resource efficient and circular economy by product policy and eco-design

An EREK workshop on the current market and policy trends on circular economy, resource efficiency and product policy is organised in Madrid on 14 February.

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Supporting the circular economy is the key to cutting environmental damage and maintaining customers, says B-Stock

Despite reports questioning the overall stability of the retail industry, businesses are continuing to thrive with e-commerce sales and fast fashion brands on the rise. The consequence of this growth,…

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Bike Tyre Recycling in a Circular Economy

This CRNS seminar will provide an opportunity for members and stakeholders alike, who are passionate about both cycling and recycling, to come together and hear from different speakers as well as network and share knowledge and ideas.The main topic of this seminar will be the challenges of bike…

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Glasgow Shopping Centres Back Initiative to Tackle Single Use Cup Waste

Two of Glasgow’s largest shopping centres have confirmed that they are supporting Cup Movement® to prevent single-use cups going to landfill or ending up as litter….

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Hobart first to ban single-use plastics | Daily

Hobart has become the first capital city in the nation to ban single-use plastics, including takeaway food containers and straws.City of Hobart councillors…

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Coral Gables to phase out single-use straws –

This article has been republished with permission from the South Florida News Service.Earlier this year, Coral Gables announced the prohibition of single-use plastic straws and stirrers in city fa……

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Single-Use and Sample-Sized Beauty Problem

There’s an elephant in the room: the market for single-use and sample-sized items is out of control. For every few items we recycle, there are surely a thousand eye cream samplers winding up in the ocean.

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Ontario mulls single-use plastics ban in waste diversion strategy | CTV News

Ontario is weighing a ban on single-use plastics as part of a broader strategy to send less waste to landfills.

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‘Single-use’ people’s choice for 2018 word

Rising environmental concern over disposable plastic items has seen “single-use” become the people’s choice for the Macquarie Dictionary word of the year.

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

The world can maximise the chances of avoiding dangerous climate change by moving to a circular economy, according to a report from Netherlands-based social enterprise Circle Economy launched on 22 January at Davos during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.

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“Circular Economy” – hacking a broken system while building a new future | Harald Friedl | TEDxTirana

Harold is the Circle Economy’s CEO, with extensive international experience running both for-profit and non-profit businesses with a focus on scaling impact. Before joining…

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HEALTHY SEAS – What is Circular Economy and how can it be applied in the Arctic?

On January 23rd, our very own Veronika Mikos was invited to present the Healthy Seas initiative at the Arctic Frontiers event (Tromsø, Norway), during the workshop “Triple “R”ctic: Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

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New Survey from UL and Newsweek Vantage Finds Circular Economy Strategies Have Gained Boardroom Appeal

As the concept of a ‘circular economy’ has gone from relative obscurity to the corporate boardroom in recent…

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Ireland Begins Single Use Plastic Bottle Review

Ireland’s Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, Minister Richard Bruton has announced a review that will consider how the country can deliver a 90% collection target for single use plastic bottles.

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Innovative Packaging Company to Unveil First UK Localized Circular Economy at Packaging Innovations – WhatTheyThink

Innovative Packaging Company to Unveil First UK Localized Circular Economy at Packaging Innovations Friday, February 01, 2019 Press release from the issuing company

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IKEA is a shining example of the circular economy and sustainability mega-trend

The recommerce and circularity trend continues to grow, and adoption is critical to the future survival of any business….

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Africa’s Growing Economies, Youth Create E-Waste Challenge

A new report says the world produces at least 50 million tons of electronic waste each year, and that number is expected to double 30 years from now. The impact of all that electronic junk is especially felt in Africa.

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Asheville couple curbs single-use plastic consumption despite family history

A Montford couple who pledged to go plastic-free in January plan to continue their drastic lifestyle change to help raise awareness and empower others. “We did start it as a one-month challenge,” says Hilary Drake.

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Oregon considering statewide ban of single-use plastic bags

Oregon is reportedly considering enforcing a ban on single-use plastic checkout bags.

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Global Search Seeks Alternatives to Single-use Plastics

Registration is now open for the Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge, a partnership between National Geographic and Sky Ocean Ventures.

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Reusable Sandwich Bags- A Better Alternative to Single-use Plastic Bags!  (This is news?)

Reusable Sandwich bags are the best innovations far away! Having trouble finding the right lunch box with bag for your needs? Tired of wasting your hard earned money on cheap, inefficient lunch packs that do not give you any value

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Voco Gold Coast drops single-use plastic amenities

Single-use bathroom amenities have been removed from voco Gold Coast in an effort to reduce its plastic usage, with refillable bottles now in all rooms.

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Your Old Electronics Are Not “Garbage” | San Jose E-Waste

San Jose E-waste is one of the few recycling centers in San Jose that ethically breaks down the electronic waste and IT Assets.https://wp.me/p91kmk-24…

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How to Make Single-Use Plastic Reusable

In the current climate, single-use plastic has become one of the most pressing matters on the subject of sustainability.We have already established that the…

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Hobart’s single-use plastic ban an Australian first, but business council says small businesses unfairly hit

Hobart City Council has voted 8-4 in favour of a by-law that could see the city become the nation’s first to ban single-use plastics by 2020.

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Sustainability showcase: Erase the e-waste – News on TAP

How Denver Water recycled more than 9 tons of electronic waste last year.Source: Sustainability showcase: Erase the e-waste – News on TAP…

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EU; Single-Use Plastics Finally Banned By 2021

More than 80 per cent of marine litter is plastics according to the European commission.Plastic residue is found in many marine species such as fish and shell fish and thus is present in the human……

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EU backs 2021 ban on single-use plastics

The new measures are expected to save €22 billion in environmental damages by 2030…

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MGM Resorts International reduces single-use plastic straws

LAS VEGAS – MGM Resorts International announced that single-use plastic straws will only be served upon request at company operated restaurants in the U.S. As one of the world’s top five largest non-chain restaurant operators in the world, MGM Resorts and its employees understand their…

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Trader Joe’s ditching single-use plastics for eco-friendly options

Trader Joe’s has vowed to use sustainable packaging to help decrease the 1 million pounds of waste it generates annually from plastic bags and produce containers.

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FKUR Position Paper: Heading for a Circular Economy with Bioplastics –

In a new position paper, FKuR Kunststoff GmbH offers its viewpoint on the use of biobased and biodegradable plastics, and their contribution to a circular economy.

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electronic recycling san jose | San Jose E-Waste

No worries when you have the assistance of the Top e-waste recycling company in San Francisco – https://sanfranciscoewaste.com/ San Francisco E-waste is proficient and capable in the removal and the disposal of the large IT installations such as data centers and storage clouds along with the safe…

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HEALTHY SEAS – UN landmark report says we need to shift to a circular economy

Today, UN Environment published its sixth Global Environment Outlook (2019) in time for the Fourth United Nations Environmental Assembly, calling on decision makers to take immediate action to address pressing environmental issues to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals as well as other Internationally Agreed Environment Goals, such as the Paris Agreement. GEO-6 outlines the current state of the environment, illustrates possible future environmental trends and analyses the effectiveness of policies.

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SAP BrandVoice: Can A Circular Economy Help Clean The Oceans?

We have a massive pollution problem when it comes to plastics, but we already have all the solutions! We just need to wake up and change from a take-make-waste approach to a circular model that eliminates waste.

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EU funds can save 14 countries from missing the circular economy targets, suggests new report

Food Waste is an economic, environmental, social and ethical issue.The strategy to tackle it has to cover the whole food system from crop to compost.Read the Zero Waste Europe Policy Paper on Food Systems.

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QFC completes phaseout of single-use plastic bags

Kroger Co.chain first to do so under companywide effort…

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Europe and China look to boost ties on environment, water, and circular economy issues

An EU delegation headed by EU Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella visited China from 1 to 3 April to continue with the process of deepening EU – China environmental bilateral relations.

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Newcastle United eliminates single use plastic from training ground

Newcastle United Football Club has become one of the first Premier League clubs to eliminate single-use plastic water bottles from its training ground.

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Cell ‘Tower of Babel’ highlights China e-waste problem | Inquirer News

A Chinese artist unveiled a sculpture made of discarded mobile phones and shaped like a cell tower to highlight the problem of e-waste.

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Plasma gasification can enable circular economy sustainability for packaging

As we realize that the 3Rs approach is failing to achieve our sustainability objectives, plasma gasification stands out as the most promising solution. As we realize that the 3Rs approach (Reduce, Reuse. and [selective] Recycle) is failing to achieve our sustainability objectives, plasma gasification stands out as the most promising solution.

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25+5 SDG Cities Leadership Platform is Moving Industry Excellence Partners to Full Circular Economy

Fortum & Light Star Solar among Frontrunners…

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‘Attenborough effect’ leads to 53% drop in single use plastic in 12 months

r/worldnews: A place for major news from around the world, excluding US-internal news….

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Tech giants tackle e-waste challenge

The biggest names in tech are making efforts to effectively deal with the problem of e-waste.

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Viridor & The One Show Show The Circular Economy In Action

Viridor and the BBC’s the One Show combined their resources to send a powerful message on the need to act now to stem the tide of beach and ocean plastics and to demonstrate how the circular economy can work when the right stuff is put in the right bin.

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EU e-waste ‘being illegally shipped to Nigeria’

The annual volume of total imported e-waste was assessed at around 60,000 metric tonnes in both 2015 and 2016…

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Single-use coffee cups banned at Scottish Government

Single-use coffee cups banned at Scottish Government. Hot drinks will be served in ceramic mugs at cafes and restaurants from June.

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Hyatt joins single-use plastics campaign

Hyatt hotels around the world plan to eliminate single-use plastic straws and drink picks. After September, straws and picks will be available on request only, and eco-friendly alternatives will be provided where available.

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Report: Circular economy a ‘powerful force’ to meeting Paris Agreement goals

Circular business models and greater material efficiency of products in the transport and built environment sectors could reduce emissions by 3.6 billion tonnes annually – putting the globe on course to meet the targets of the Paris Agreement.