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.
How Plastic Pipes Could Contribute More to Sustainability and the Circular Economy Plastic pipes have transformed our utility networks, meaning that today waste water is transported safely and securely, and in much greater quantities than in times gone by. In today’s civil engineering and building environments, plastics are an essential part of our drainage and sewerage systems.
The island nation of Dominica has announced a single-use plastic ban that will come into effect in 2019. This will make Dominica the nation with the strictest plastic laws in the world. Sign this petition to applaud Dominica for its decision to create legislation that supports our environment.
Developing circular economy is the focus of Ministry of Environment and Forestry to tackle waste issue. The concept is expected to reduce waste volume in landfill and creating new economic opportunities.
Merck KGaA reported a 16% year-on-year growth for its MilliporeSigma Process Solutions business and expects continued strong demand from biomanufacturers to drive high single-digits in the long-term. “Thank you sir, can we have another (Q like this one),” Evercore ISI analyst Luke Sergott wrote in…
The world is rapidly changing and is moving from a linear economy of make-use-dispose to a more sustainable circular one. In this new world, it’s critical to determine if alternative (biobased) resources have the potential to become truly sustainable and economically-viable sources for materials…
On November 29, 2018, the Circular Economy Platform was officially established in Hungary as an initiative of the Business Council for Sustainable Development in Hungary (BCSDH), the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the Ministry for Innovation and Technology.
While progress has been made in all sectors, however, the country today must also be aware of another type of growth that has been taking place simultaneously: the rise in numbers of redundant or unused electronic devices that lead to the creation of ‘e-waste’.
Nations have agreed to “significantly” curb items such as plastic bags and straws by 2030. Environmentalist groups warn the measures don’t go far enough, with the US reportedly blocking efforts for more radical action.
United Nations General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa last week launched a global campaign against plastic pollution, primarily to raise awareness among people around the world.“I intend to leverage the capacity of the office of the president of the General Assembly to support ongoing…
“Preparing Your Supply Chain for the Circular Economy” with UPS reverse logistics and e-commerce leaders on March 27th! Around the globe, the old, linear economy that discards products after use is transitioning to the new, circular economy with its focus on reuse, regeneration, and sustainability.
The European Commission presented its long-awaited marine-litter-busting proposal on single-use plastics on Monday (28 May). The first legislative proposal from the Plastics Strategy aims to help the EU clean up the continent’s beaches and waterways.
Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today took major steps in its ‘Commitment to Zero,’ as the Company announced a long-term wind energy contract to purchase the equivalent amount of electricity needed to power 100 percent of its estimated FY 2019 North American operations by 2020.
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At the end of 2018, grocery store chain Trader Joe’s announced that it would be making moves to cut out one million pounds of “single-use” plastics in its over 500 stores as soon as possible. Besides getting rid of all plastic bags, the company set out…
For people who use plastic straws out of want rather than necessity, it’s easy to hear about the straw bans going around the country and not really care. However, for some people with certain disabilities and their advocates, this is a huge deal.
Microsoft’s new budget Surface laptop might launch tomorrow. The first Chromebooks with Snapdragon 845 processors are on the way. And The New York Times looks at the potential for financial gain as well as environmental disaster that comes with the growing global problem of e-waste
Importers are reminded that the ban on the importation of single-use plastics took effect today, Monday, April 1. Products such as petro-based single-use plastic cups, cutlery, including plastic knives, forks and spoons; stirrers; straws; plates; egg trays (both plastic and Styrofoam), and Styrofoam containers used in the culinary retail industry can no longer be imported.