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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.

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Maharashtra single-use plastic ban effective from today

Those who are unable or unwilling to pay the fine will have to face court proceedings.

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Save the date: The EIB Copenhagen conference on the circular economy | EIB Institute

For further information on the event, please access the conference’s page here. To register, please click here.

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Reducing single-use plastic

Reviews of products to help reduce our use of single-use plastic, including tooth soap, bowl covers, reusable cups, cloth pads and eco glitter.

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How Plastic Pipes Could Contribute More to Sustainability and the Circular Economy

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.

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Zero Waste Bistro – Circular economy model

Addressing leftovers in the hospitality industry, Zero Waste Bistro sources and serves sustainability…

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Working Lunch: Industry faces single-use plastic bans

Plus what Trump’s trade war means for operators…

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Applaud Dominica for Strict Single-Use Plastic Ban –

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.

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Fifth Annual Sustainability and Circular Economy Summit

Save the date!The Fifth Annual Sustainability and Circular Economy Summit will take place August 15 and 16 in Washington, DC.Join hundreds of sustainability and circular economy professionals at the…

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Designing for a circular economy has more than one solution

Ellen MacArthur Foundation…

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Circular Economy, An Effort to Get People to Waste Sorting

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.

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Circular Economy Kitchen by Reform

Danish design brand Reform has created a new Everyday classic. This kitchen consists of cuts that are left when Dinesen has supplied floors to places like galleries, restaurants & mansions.

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E-waste Abstract Sculptures •

Beautiful sculptures created from discarded electronic components.#art #recycled #recycledart #sculpture #electronic #ewaster…

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MilliporeSigma: Filtration and single-use drive robust quarter

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…

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Azerbaijan’s e-waste sent for recycling in Turkey

Trend News Agency is a leading news provider from the Caucasus, Caspian and Central Asian regions. Latest news from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Iran and Turkey.

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We’re off! New online MicroMasters programme Business and Economics for a Circular Economy

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…

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Congrats to the Circular Economy Club | Innovators magazine

Well done to Anna Tarí, Founder and CEO of the Circular Economy Club (CEC), for winning deserved recognition for her work.

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Communicating Your Circular Economy Message

The circular economy is an effort to reconceptualize material and energy flows through our economy.Rather than materials and energy flowing in a linear fashion from acquisition to disposal, the circu…

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Single-Use Modules Expedite Total Solutions

Single-use and distributed scenarios are more likely if smaller product quantities are required.

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The Circular Economy: From Concept to Business Reality

Using every possible resource is what circular economy means to me and to many of the corporate partners I’ve collaborated with.The amount of waste that goes into landfills is minimized when produc…

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Ditching single use-plastics at these SA schools has led to better health for students and the environment

Schools in regional South Australia have tossed wrapper foods to halve waste and increase students’ consumption of fresh food.

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Circular Economy Platform established in Hungary | The Budapest Business Journal on the Web

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.

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Products & Data Destruction | E-waste Reuse – Cleanup Services

Ewaste Cleanup offers best in class services reuse, sustainability and waste avoidance of products. Explore for the services to be reused!

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Are Humans Underestimating the Power of E-waste?

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’.

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People are naming and shaming companies for single use plastic using #isthisyours

Greenpeace is encouraging people to resolve the plastic pollution crisis by calling out the companies responsible on social media by using #isthisyours…

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ERI Provides Data Destruction, ITAD and Electronics Recycling Solutions for Indiana’s E-Waste Problems

ERI provides fully-certified ITAD, data destruction and recycling of e-waste from its Plainfield, Indiana facility, the largest in the world.

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World agrees on first global commitment to curb single-use plastics

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.

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First EU attempt of a legal definition of “circular economy” – Lexology

One of the characteristics of environmental law is the use of indeterminate legal concepts and definitions that try to attain the most exact……

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Midcounties Co-op tackles single-use plastic

The Midcounties Co-operative has launched a new initiative to help reduce single-use plastic.The scheme, called 1Change, includes the roll-out of informat…

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Cheese into Vodka! The Benefits of a Circular Economy

A seamless circular economy is an enviable strategy for businesses. One manufacturer implementing just that is the world’s oldest cheddar maker, Barber’s, whose cheesemaking…

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How to reduce waste and say no to single-use items

The world is facing an extreme trash crisis. Having a “zero waste starter kit” on hand makes it easier to say no to single-use items and reduce waste.

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Vermont Senate Considers Comprehensive Single-Use Plastics Ban

The Vermont Senate has been considering a bill that would not only ban the use of single-use plastic bags but also bar plastic straws and expanded…

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Kroger QFC to Eliminate Single-use Plastic Bags Starting April 1

The decision marks another step in the company’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste commitment.

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Single-use plastic ban, food waste and local produce top priorities in Centara’s 2019 Sustainability Plan

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is focusing on three key sustainability initiatives as part of the company’s…

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Changing the Single-Use Mindset Through Beautiful Design

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…

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Webinar | Prepare for the Circular Economy with UPS Experts

“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.

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European Parliament bans single-use items

The European Parliament has approved a new law banning single-use plastic items including plates, cutlery, straws and cotton bud sticks.

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European Commission plots ban on single-use plastics

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.

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The circular economy – a powerful force for climate mitigation

Transformative innovation for prosperous and low-carbon industry…

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New York banning single-use plastic bags

New York will introduce a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, starting in March 2020, to encourage consumers to rely on reusable tote bags.

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VAIL RESORTS ANNOUNCES LONG-TERM WIND ENERGY CONTRACT AND PLAN TO ELIMINATE CONVENTIONAL SINGLE-USE DINING PLASTICS IN ITS ‘COMMITMENT TO ZERO’

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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Walmart steps up on recycling efforts – but a gap remains in the circular economy conversation

This is the first blog in a series evaluating the challenges associated with single-use food packaging waste.This week Walmart joined a growing number of…

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Circular economy innovation: Fazer’s new facility to produce xylitol from oat hulls

FoodIngredientsFirst is the source for news, analysis and insights on the food ingredients sector. Key topics of focus include business news, ingredient launches, research & development and ingredient applications.

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Can The Circular Economy Reinvent Fashion ? – IntelligentHQ

In recent times, the idea of a “circular economy” has arisen, and this concept has spread far and wide across Europe as well as North America and Asia.

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COMMISSION: All 54 of the EU’s Circular Economy Action Plan Actions Delivered

All 54 actions under the Circular Economy Action Plan, first launched in 2015, have now been delivered, according to the European Commission.

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Trader Joe’s is dropping 1 million pounds of single-use plastic from stores

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…

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Eye Opening E-waste … – Recycling San Jose

Electronic waste generation has certainly become one of the most critical issues, upon which the survival of the human race is dependent……

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#GreenStories – 100% circular economy: Groupe Renault shows its ongoing commitment

The French automobile business has just signed the French government’s Circular Economy Roadmap, which focuses on moving towards a 100% plastic recycling rate in France by 2025.

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Nottingham Trent University leads major project to develop circular economy for everyday items

Nottingham Trent University is leading a €7.2 million project to develop a circular economy approach for everyday products and services through their life cycles….

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ABN AMRO, ING and Rabobank launch finance guidelines for circular economy

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The Last (Single-Use) Straw? –

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.

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Why we need to transition to a circular economy

At the heart of the Paris Agreement lies mitigation — the seemingly insurmountable task of reducing global greenhouse gas emissions to curtail the consequences…

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Circular Economy: “The Most Radical Idea We Can Afford” betterplace lab

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Lilbits 316: E-waste

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

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Hyatt Aims to Reduce Single-Use Plastics

Hyatt hotels around the world plan to eliminate single-use plastic straws and drink picks.

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Single use cup ban costs Boston Tea Party £250k

Bristol cafe chain Boston Tea Party (BTP) has revealed that is has lost a £250,000 since it banned single use cups last year.

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Reminder Of Single-Use Plastics Import Ban | GIS

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.

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How to Break Your Single-Use Plastics Habit: Reviews by Wirecutter (what about massive single-use toner cartridges?)

Here’s how to assemble a kit of reusable stand-ins to replace single-use plastics