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.
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.
…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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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.
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…
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.