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…
Costa Rica will ban all single-use plastics – WTF fun fact…
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.
Circular economy: create a regenerative system in which the use, waste of resources minimized by re-using, re-manufacturing materials prior to recycling.
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!
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…
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.
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.
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…
…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”.
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…
Packaging associations respond to ban of single-use plastics from EU market by 2021.
Keep your household waste and toxicity in check, with our edit of sustainable, locally-designed bathroom and self-care products.
Is your business taking the necessary steps to dispose of its out-of-date electronics?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.
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.
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 ……
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.
The bill proposes electronic waste home pickup and drop-off options for residents for a fee.
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.
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.
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…
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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Tracking the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda…
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.
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…
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’.
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…
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.
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.
iQor, a managed services provider of customer engagement and technology-enabled BPO solutions, announced today that it will be attending Reverse Logistics…
The folks at Life Without Plastic argue that these stretchy, rubbery bags are not as green as they seem.
San Jose E-Waste’s Photo…
Ditch your one-and-done straws, spoons, and containers with this kit of affordable, reusable stand-ins.
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.
5 Ways to Unlock the Circular Economy 5 Ways to Unlock the Value of the Circular Economy
Univar Solutions, a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of …
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.
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.
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 ……
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.
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,…
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…
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….
Ontario is weighing a ban on single-use plastics as part of a broader strategy to send less waste to landfills.
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.
“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…
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
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…
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
The recommerce and circularity trend continues to grow, and adoption is critical to the future survival of any business….
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.
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.
Oregon is reportedly considering enforcing a ban on single-use plastic checkout bags.
Registration is now open for the Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge, a partnership between National Geographic and Sky Ocean Ventures.
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
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.
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…
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.
How Denver Water recycled more than 9 tons of electronic waste last year.Source: Sustainability showcase: Erase the e-waste – News on TAP…
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…
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Newcastle United Football Club has become one of the first Premier League clubs to eliminate single-use plastic water bottles from its training ground.
A Chinese artist unveiled a sculpture made of discarded mobile phones and shaped like a cell tower to highlight the problem of e-waste.
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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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.
Single-use coffee cups banned at Scottish Government. Hot drinks will be served in ceramic mugs at cafes and restaurants from June.
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.