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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

9 July 2018…

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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

digital für sozial…

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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

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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.