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The EU Just Voted To Completely Ban Single-Use Plastics (you mean like GIANT toner cartridges?  Oh, straws…)

Let’s all welcome the European Union (EU) to the anti-plastic pollution movement. On Wednesday, EU lawmakers voted 571 to 53 in favor of a complete ban on 10 single-use plastics including straws, cutlery, and coffee stirrers.

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Reusing Throwaways in the Circular Economy (like using toner refill kits to refill toner cartridges?)

The last time you threw something away, did you consider where “away” is? Obviously, there is no such place.

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Ontario, Canada, Considers Single-use Plastics Ban, Bottle Bill

The province is looking to boost its waste diversion and recycling efforts.

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Where Do We Stand on Circular Economy?

Waste360 recently sat down with two industry veterans who will speak during a WasteExpo session on the circular economy.

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Alternatives to single-use items to save the environment

A compiled list of environmentally-friendly alternatives to wean you off your old, selfish, one-use products.

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Playing for keeps: Is designing emotional durability the key to a circular economy?

We have too much stuff, and too much consumer detachment.But getting people to see material products as long-term is hard…

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UNEA adopts India’s resolutions on single-use plastic, sustainable nitrogen management

The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) has adopted two resolutions piloted by India on single-use plastics and sustainable nitrogen management.

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Military Tests Single-Use Drones

Delivery vessel developed under contracts with DARPA…

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European Parliament votes to ban range of single-use plastics by 2021

Straws, plastic cutlery, cotton buds among items to be banned in effort to curb pollution…

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Irish e-waste found dumped in developing countries

From e-waste article in Irish “Green NEWS” February 7th, 2019 e-waste from Ireland and other EU countries is being dumped in developing countries, a new international study has found.  The findings were revealed in a new two-year study that … 

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Meet the Women Tackling E-Waste

ifixit: “Repair is for everyone. But the reality is, the world of tech is not yet equal.34 percent of iFixit’s employees are female, and nearly half of our leadership roles are filled by wom…..

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Ban on single-use plastics

Greenpeace España has welcomed ambitious measures approved by the European Parliament to tackle marine litter coming from the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on beaches.Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca News…

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Plasma gasification can enable circular economy sustainability for packaging | Packaging World

As we realize that the 3Rs approach is failing to achieve our sustainability objectives, plasma gasification stands out as the most promising…

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Jaguar Land Rover Expands Circular Economy Programme

Jaguar Land Rover is investing in a closed loop strategy for its vehicles to maximise recycling of materials into its next generation models. The…

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Continente Pledges To Promote Circular Economy In Plastic Packaging

Portuguese retailer Continente has signed up to the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, which aims to promote a circular economy model for plastic packaging.It i…

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Metro Removes Single-Use Plastic From Canteens

Wholesaler Metro AG has announced that it will no longer use single-use plastic utensils in the canteens of its Düsseldorf headquarters.

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Nations pledge to significantly reduce the use of single-use plastic at the United Nations Environment Assembly

The resolution to reduce the use of disposable plastic at the UNEA was guided by India.

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The answer to single use coffee cups: Biodegradable 3D-printed mugs made from fruit waste | Daily

Brooklyn-based design studio crème is behind the design which repurposes gourds, a large fruit with a hard skin a fruit in the pumpkin family, to create the ‘HyO-cup’ to cut down on plastic waste.

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New E-Mobility and Circular Economy conference EMCE 2019 | Recyclingportal

ICM releases conference program for EMCE 2019 in Tokyo, July 1-3, 2019. ICM AG is an international leader with over 20 years’ experience in organising conferences specialised in the recycling of vehicles, electronics and batteries.

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Energy from waste and a circular economy: innovative ideas to solve the waste crisis

China’s ban on Australian recyclables has thrown an industry into chaos, but innovative projects are changing the way we see waste.

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Countries have a chance to raise their recycling ambitions past circular economy targets, finds report

Countries that haven’t overinvested in residual waste treatment have the chance to increase their recycling and reuse ambitions past the circular economy targets…

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India’s e-waste crisis could create recycling, manufacturing jobs —

Wait, what?

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E-Waste: The Real Environmental Toll Of Your Smartphone

The average Canadian gets a new device every two years—adding to our mounting electronic waste (e-waste) problem here in North America.

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European Parliament Bans Single-Use Plastic Items

The European Parliament has approved a law banning a wide-range of single-use plastic items, such as straws, cotton buds and cutlery, by 2021.The law,…

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China’s recyclable e-waste to double in value to $24 billion by 2030

Rising levels of consumption may drive the economic value of recyclable metals up by 2030.

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Redesigning our economic model for a circular economy  #LivingCircular

Read the report on the circular conference organized by the Veolia Foundation.

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Ireland pressing on in the war on single use plastic

Ireland pressing on in the war on single use plastic…

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QFC stores will eliminate single-use plastic bags

Grocery news…

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Plastics wrap: Asda, Tesco, and Pret accelerate shift away from single-use plastics (when will they shift away from 2 kilo single-use toner cartridges?)

Asda’s George clothing label to only use polyester from recycled materials by 2025, as Tesco launches plastic-free veg trial and Pret rolls our water refill points…

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The last straw: European parliament votes to ban single-use plastics

Vote by MEPs paves way for law to come into force by 2021 across EU…

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Green Alley Award 2019 – Europe’s Startup Prize for the Circular Economy

The Green Alley Award is the award for startups and entrepreneurs in the circular economy.

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Reducing Single-Use Plastic Food Packaging

Tips for reducing Single Use Plastic (SUP). Easy steps you can take to cut down on plastic food packaging and improve your health and the environment.

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EU Lawmakers Back Ban On Single-Use Plastics

Single-use plastic items such as straws, forks and knives as well as cotton buds will be banned in the European Union by 2021 following a vote by EU lawmakers, as the …

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Ikea reveals mixed progress towards ‘climate-positive’ and circular economy goals

The world’s largest furniture retailer has revealed that 70% of the materials used to make its products during 2018 were either renewable or recycled, as it strives to reach the 100% mark by 2030.

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Cell phone ‘Tower of Babel’ highlights China e-waste problem (phones are replaced every year or two…  4 kilo toner cartridges are replaced EVERY MONTH!!!)

Beijing (AFP) March 30, 2019 – 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….

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Rome brings in ban on single-use plastics to thwart ‘ecomafia’ 

Rome’s mayor said today that she’ll bring in a new ban on single-use plastics in the city, in a move that will be welcomed by environmental campaigners. But her plastic concerns are more about local mafiosi than pollution.

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European Parliament Approves Law To Ban Single-Use Plastics (okay, you nailed straws and cotton buds…  how about 4 kilo massive single-use toner cartridges?)

European Parliament has approved a new law banning single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery, straws and cotton buds sticks. …

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European Parliament Approves Law To Ban Single-Use Plastics (it’s a start… how about 4 kilo toner cartridges?)

European Parliament has approved a new law banning single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery, straws and cotton buds sticks. …

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EU Parliament backs single-use plastic ban

Legislation is now set to be confirmed by Council of Ministers, ready to take force in 2021…

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EU Parliament Approves Ban On Single Use Plastics

The law passed by 560 votes to 35 in the Strasbourg assembly.

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How to Improve E-Waste Management (start by addressing those huge single-use toner cartridges!)

E-Waste is a growing problem across the world and new devices are being manufactured every day. Learn about how to manage your e-waste effectively.

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European parliament votes to ban single-use plastics (what about massive single-use toner cartridges?)

The European parliament has voted to ban single-use plastic cutlery, cotton buds, straws and stirrers as part of a sweeping law against plastic waste that despoils beaches and pollutes oceans.

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Solving the e-waste challenge requires global action

An international team of experts have highlighted the urgent need for global cooperation to reform the e-waste recycling industry and counteract the harm it poses to both human health and environment.

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EU Parliament Approves Ban On Single Use Plastics

The law passed by 560 votes to 35 in the Strasbourg assembly.

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European parliament votes to ban single-use plastics

The European parliament has voted to ban single-use plastic cutlery, cotton buds, straws and stirrers as part of a sweeping law against plastic waste that despoils beaches and pollutes oceans.

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Natural Grocers Eliminates 300M-plus Single-use Plastic Bags

At the end of March, Natural Grocers eliminated more than 300 million single-use plastic bags and donated $1 million to food banks.

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Edible straws could replace single-use plastic items

UCD-led project aims to reduce food waste to landfill and plastic pollution…

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The Future of Global Recycling Lives in the Circular Economy (and it can start today, easily!)

The future of the circular economy is bright, and the way we think about waste and recycling is about to change.

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The European Union bans single-use plastic (what about toner cartridges?)

The European Parliament has just voted to ban single-use plastics, including straws, forks, knives, and plates. This will take effect in 2021.

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Cell phone ‘Tower of Babel’ highlights China e-waste problem (then think about a skyscraper made of empty toner cartridges!)

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. …

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E-waste Recycler’s Collection Campaign, Tech Investments Boost Volume

The initiative provides e-waste pickup services for businesses, plus a handful of e-waste drop-off sites for individuals around Southwestern Ontario.

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New York becomes second state to ban single-use plastic bags (what about single use toner cartridges that weigh hundreds of times more?)

Law would go into effect for retailers in March 2020…

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New York to ban single-use plastic bags | News (how about massive, expensive, single-use toner cartridges?)

Plastic not fantastic; New York slated to become the second US state to ban single-use plastic bags.

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Tour Operators Work Together, Offer Alternatives to Eliminate Single-Use Plastic

Every minute, 1 million plastic bottles are purchased around the world.And less than 10 percent of those are recycled, leaving the majority to litter the earth…

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Natural Grocers Axes 300M+ Single-Use Plastic Bags (and single use toner cartridges?)

Retailer also gives $1M to food banks in dual-purpose campaign…

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Egypt Red Sea province to ban single-use plastic

Egypt’s Red Sea Governorate is to introduce a ban on single-use plastics that are destroying marine life, the province’s top official said Wednesday.

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How 3 states are battling single-use plastic (strays and grocery bags are nothing compared to giant toner cartridges!)

These three states are taking statewide stances on single-use plastic bans.

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Levi’s on the risks of the circular economy

“[The fashion industry] is 60% larger than it needs to be relative to the actual quantity of demand,” says Paul Dillinger, Head of Global Product Innovation at Levi’s, on the latest episode of the Innovators podcast by the Current Global.

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Do consumers even know what ‘circular economy’ means?  Exactly!

Those chasing arrows may be chasing clueless customers.

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US Marines test single use gliders made of plywood | Daily

California-based Logistic Gliders says it would be able to move goods up to 70 miles away and they are designed to be released from a conventional aircraft at altitudes of 25,000ft.

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A circular economy retrospective – EURACTIV.com

Recycling, reuse and all things circular are taking on more and more importance in Europe. Sustainability will remain high on the agenda of the next EU legislative cycle but what tools are in place to help the industry get it across the line?

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Pernod Ricard to ban single-use plastic and use 100% recyclable packaging (and your toner cartridges?)

Pernod Ricard is to ban single-use plastic and use 100% recyclable, compostable, reusable or bio-based packaging by 2025.

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Indian Government Suspends Apple’s Import Permit along with other Top Tech Companies for Non-Compliance with e-Waste Rules

According to a new report from India today, premium smartphones and electronic merchandise worth about Rs 5,000 crore (over US$700 million) from 10 tech companies including Apple, Samsung, Vivo, HP and Motorola are stranded with customs after the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) suspended…

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Cell phone ‘Tower of Babel’ highlights China e-waste problem (you think cell phones are a problem?  How ’bout 50X larger toner cartidges replaced every month???)

The phones are rigged to a metal frame and synchronized so their screens will flash in various colors…

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PathWater is Leading the Bottled Water Industry into the Circular Economy

Bottled water is entering the ‘circular economy’ with US company PathWater leading the industry, offering refillable water bottles made from aluminum, a material that is infinitely recyclable!

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Jaguar Land Rover gives aluminium a second life with circular economy initiative

JLR is developing the next phase of its aluminium recycling initiative which reuses the aluminium in its current vehicles to make the cars of tomorrow.

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Kay Burley slams British Airways for too much single-use plastic on flights | Daily

TV presenter Kay Burley, 58, from London, called out flight company British Airways for the amount of single-use plastic used to package their items on-board. Twitter users had mixed views.

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This Earth Day, VMware People are Endangering Single-Use Plastics to Save our Single-Use Planet

At VMware, we’re celebrating Earth Day by endangering single-use plastics to help thousands of endangered species. The disposable items we use and forget are…

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King of Shaves pledges to freeze out single-use plastic by 2023

Independent men’s grooming brand King of Shaves has pledged to end the use of single use plastic by 2023. To that end, the brand has launched Code Zero, a lifetime use, refillable metal range and announced a partnership with Surfers Against Sewerage.

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Bottled water and BALLOONS banned from kids’ birthday parties ‘to cut down on single-use plastics’ | Daily

The Central Coast Council, north of Sydney, endorsed the draft Single Use Plastic Policy at a council meeting on Monday.

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De Blasio Bans Purchase of Single-Use Plastics by NYC Governments (does this include giant toner cartridges?)

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an executive order Thursday banning city agencies from purchasing single-use plastics.

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Big brands recruit small innovators in battle against single-use plastics

Could the pressure on multinational brands to eliminate disposable plastic packaging turn a handful of environmental tech companies into bona fide disrupters?