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How your enterprise can help reduce e-waste

Apple is quadrupling the extent of its iPhone recycling scheme, but what can your business do to help?

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How Samsung Handles Recycling E-Waste

In late March, Samsung Electronics America announced the company has recycled nearly 276k tons of electronics, diverting them from United States landfills.

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Local Conservation Corps launches campaign to recycle E-waste

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…

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Costa Rica will ban all single-use plastics – WTF…

Costa Rica will ban all single-use plastics – WTF fun fact…

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E-waste is a huge and growing problem — and the US is a big reason why

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.

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Halt Hong Kong auctions ahead of laws on e-waste

While the government puts unwanted appliances under the hammer, everyone else has to dispose of equipment via licensed recyclers – this needs to change…

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Steel and the circular economy: Interview with Dr Edwin Basson, worldsteel director general

Circular economy: create a regenerative system in which the use, waste of resources minimized by re-using, re-manufacturing materials prior to recycling.

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Exposed! 10 Surprising E-Waste Facts You Didn’t Know

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!

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European Parliament Has Banned Single-Use Plastics

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…

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Cabinet delaying ban on single-use plastics – NEMA –

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.

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7 Reusable Alternatives To Single-Use Plastic | Care2

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.

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MSC Latest Cruise Line to Eliminate Single-Use Plastics

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…

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Seoul cuts back on single-use plastic

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.

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Recycling Is Not The Answer To The E-Waste Crisis

…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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‘Single-use’ named Word of the Year for 2018

It refers to products, often plastic, that are made to be used only once before disposal.

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Making the Most of Your Circular Economy Investment: It All Starts with Consumers “Getting It”

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…

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European Parliament approves single-use plastics ban

Packaging associations respond to ban of single-use plastics from EU market by 2021.

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Trade These Single-Use Bathroom Products For Thoughtful Essentials

Keep your household waste and toxicity in check, with our edit of sustainable, locally-designed bathroom and self-care products.

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E-waste, a gold mine of opportunities

While this mine of opportunities looks promising, the treatment of e-waste is becoming more and more complex.Volumes of WEEE are increasing, yet the concen…

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6 Reasons Why Your Company Should Reconsider Its E-Waste Strategies

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.

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Cell phone ‘Tower of Babel’ highlights China e-waste problem

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.

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Consumer behaviour and the circular economy >

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 ……

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Curtains come down on E-waste Management programme at NML

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.

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City Council to introduce e-waste recycling bill Tuesday

The bill proposes electronic waste home pickup and drop-off options for residents for a fee.

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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.

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European Parliament Votes to Ban Single-Use Plastics in Europe | Greek Reporter Europe

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.

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5 Single-Use Plastic Items To Stop Using Today!

It’s time to cut down our dependence on single-use plastic items. But what are the alternatives? We have answers to reducing plastic waste.

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Beaches are buried in single-use Tetra Paks

In many countries like Vietnam, there is nobody to even pick them up, let alone recycle them.

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Recycle IT Day: How Cisco Tackles E-Waste

The 2019 Recycle IT Day will take place on Tuesday, April 23 at Cisco offices around the world. We have 162 sites participating this year—20 more than last year.

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Trader Joe’s Phasing Out Single-Use Plastics Nationwide Following Customer Petition

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…

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ERI Provides Solutions For Pacific Northwest’s E-waste Problems

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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Event: Regional Technical Expert Meeting on Circular Economy and Waste-to-Energy | SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD

Tracking the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda…

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Attenborough Effect inspires people to drastically reduce single-use plastics

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.

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European officials agree on ban of some single-use plastics

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…

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IFC, Karo Sambhav launch “E-waste Hum Le Jayenge”

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’.

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India Bans All Single-Use Plastics From Airports

India introduces a ban on all single-use plastics at 129 airports across the country.This is the first step to reaching the higher goal- make all…

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Recycle IT Day: How Cisco Tackles E-Waste | MarketScreener

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…

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EIB’s leadership in the Circular Economy recognized at World Economic Forum meeting in Davos

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.

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Apple to launch material recovery lab after ramping up circular economy drive

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.

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Etihad Airways flies without single-use plastic for Earth Day 2019

It’s a start….

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IQor To Attend Reverse Logistics Association’s Conference: The Cornerstone Of The Circular Economy

iQor, a managed services provider of customer engagement and technology-enabled BPO solutions, announced today that it will be attending Reverse Logistics…

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Is silicone a safe alternative to single-use plastics?

The folks at Life Without Plastic argue that these stretchy, rubbery bags are not as green as they seem.

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Tax support for the firms that support recyc… | San Jose E-Waste

San Jose E-Waste’s Photo…

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How to Break Your Single-Use Plastics Habit – The New York Times

Ditch your one-and-done straws, spoons, and containers with this kit of affordable, reusable stand-ins.

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Stop Sucking: DC Says “No” to Single-Use Plastic Straws

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.

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5 Ways to Unlock the Circular Economy | World Resources Institute

5 Ways to Unlock the Circular Economy 5 Ways to Unlock the Value of the Circular Economy

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Univar Solutions Adopts ‘Advancing a Circular Economy’ as a Sustainability Goal to 2021

Univar Solutions, a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of …

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DAME is the tampon brand helping you cut down on single-use plastic | Dazed Beauty

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.

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Veolia promotes circular economy with launch of organic marketplace

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.