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Saint Lucia, Antigua included in Sandals’ elimination of single-use plastic

Antigua Observer:-  The Sandals Grande Resort in Antigua is included in a massive elimination of single use plastic stirrers and straws at Sandals resorts…

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European Parliament calls for single-use plastics ban by 2021 – UPI.com

It is the last straw for single-use plastics in Europe as European Parliament adopted a plan to ban such items in participating countries by 2021.

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Introducing a more circular economy will meet with resistance – What goes around

A SINGLE, BARE lightbulb helps illuminate part of the Livermore-Pleasanton fire department on the eastern edge of the San Francisco Bay area. It does not look out of place, if a little dim. But it is no humdrum piece of electrical equipment.

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Briefcase: Single Use Plastics –

Guest: Sarah Morath…

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Circular Economy | Suppy Chain Management

The circular economy is ready for takeoff, with new technologies like the internet of things, big data analytics, and blockchain as powerful catalysts.

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Banning Single-Use Plastic Straws – is it a Sustainability Win?

American Airlines, Hilton Hotels,  Royal Caribbean, Cunard, and Red Lobster and a host of other companies have also committed to doing away with plastic…

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The Grange goes green to help fight against single-use plastics

CHILDREN at The Grange Junior School have launched a new initiative to do their bit in the global war on plastic.

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Going green: Kellogg Korea bans single-use items in offices

The Korean unit of the American food brand will also step up efforts to generate less waste and save water and energy to protect the environment. In line with this, the company will by 2025 have its all products wrapped with materials that can be recycled or converted into fertilizers.

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Things you should know about Recycling Old T… | San Jose E-Waste

With San Jose e-waste you don’t have to worry about the disposition and recycling process we are well-equipped with the latest and advanced …

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Single-use plastics ‘to be banned by 2020’ | The Tribune

DRAFT legislation is in place for the ban of Styrofoam and single-use plastics, with a target date of implementation by 2020, according to Environment Minister Romauld Ferreira.

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Schools urged to eliminate single-use plastics by 2022 : environment

r/environment: Current news, information and issues related to the environment.

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Government To Stop Buying Single-Use Plastics In Public Service |

From today onwards, no government department or agency will buy single-use plastic cups, cutlery or straws for use within their offices.The announcement was made by t…

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Beat The Receipt: Continuing The Crusade Against Single-Use Plastics

Following widespread reduction of plastic straw use, a new initiative called Beat the Receipt has been launched by digital receipts and rewards platform Flux to raise awareness about the effect paper receipts can have on the environment.

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Total Reclaim Owners Plead Guilty to Wire Fraud in E-waste Scam

Instead of safely recycling the electronics they collected, Total Reclaim’s owners secretly sent electronics to Hong Kong for disposal.

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Durham – Region begins eliminating single use plastics at Regional Headquarters

The Regional Municipality of Durham is taking steps to eliminate single use plastics at Regional Headquarters (HQ).Bottled water (with the exception of carbonated water) will no longer be sold at . . .

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Say no to single use plastics and fossil fuel –

The University of Vermont is known for being green. It’s in our school colors, our environmental sciences and studies programs and our track record for environmentalism. But I’m concerned the University isn’t taking climate change, and the University’s contribution to it, seriously enough.

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This Massive Coalition Might Actually Eliminate Single-Use Plastics

Over 250 of the world’s most massive companies have gotten together and signed on to the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment. And it’s a pretty big deal.

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Study: Reusable Bronchoscopes Cost More Than Sterile Single-use Bronchoscopes

Study urges hospitals to consider obtaining sterile single-use bronchoscopes for routine procedures to improve hospital economy and patient safety.

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Single-use plastic tax ‘nightmare’ timing for food and drink

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced plans for a new tax on plastic packaging that isn’t 30% recycled…

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Pall teams with Broadley-James on single-use pH sensors

Pall Corporation has struck a deal to integrate Broadley-James’ single-use probe and flow cell pH sensors in its disposable bioprocessing offerings. The deal means Broadley-James’ single-use probe and flow cell pH sensors will be made exclusively available through Pall Biotech’s upstream and…

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Just One Thing: Can Airlines Wean Off Single-Use Plastics?

The latest from the Airline Passenger Experience Association, sharing aviation and passenger experience news from around the world.

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Corona helps Bali households prepare for single-use plastic ban

In Bali, Corona has teamed up with Parley for the Oceans and World Surf League to donate 20,000 reusable bags made from plastic saved from the ocean.

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Champion award spurs Jozi brewer to tackle single-use plastic

Awesome on the palate and kind to the planet – that’s Mad Giant, brewer of the beer just named Grand Champion (overall best beer) at the 2018/19 African Beer Awards.Having rock ‘n rolled to the titl…

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This Completely Biodegradable Single-Use Water Bottle Could Change the Game –

When working to reduce your environmental impact, swapping out single-use plastic water bottles for a reusable bottle is one of the simplest and most cost-effective choices a person can make.

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EUROPEN calls for harmonised implementation of the Single-Use Plastics Directive

The European Organization for Packaging and the Environment (EUROPEN) has welcomed the objectives of the Single-Use Plastics (SUP) Directive by the European Parliament last week, with some reservations.

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#YourBudget2019: E-waste management program to create 20,000 direct jobs – MyJoyOnline.com

Government’s quest to combat electronic-waste will lead to the creation of some 20,000 direct jobs through the e-waste management program, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has said.

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Enviroserve Launches World’s Largest Integrated E-waste and Specialised Recycling Plant

The Recycling Hub to support international e-waste recycling efforts of Africa, Middle East and Caucasus region.

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Planned obsolescence and E-Waste, the ugly side of upgrading tech

Electronic waste or e-waste is the byproduct of the upgrading and replacing products that require a battery or plug.

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The European Union To Ban Single-Use Plastics By 2021

These plastic products are said to have readily available alternatives. Other plastics not included in the ban were said to have no alternatives available, but will still have to be reduced by 25% in each country by 2025 and will have to be recycled at a rate of 90%.

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EU to deny citizens longer-lasting and repairable products resulting to e-waste

Major industry lobby groups have pressured the EC to leave plans for longer-lasting products despite increasing public support.But EU governments can still rescue the proposals during votes in December and January. The main categories of products are lighting, displays, washing machines, dishwashers…

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Ontario mulls single-use plastics ban in waste diversion strategy

The Ontario government is asking the public and stakeholders for input on whether a ban on single-use plastics would be effective in reducing waste…

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EU nails rapid-fire deal on single-use plastics | EURACTIV.com

EU negotiators signed off on measures that include bans on single-use plastic plates, cutlery, expanded polystyrene food containers, beverage cups, balloon sticks, straws and cotton bud sticks.The……

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EU reaches agreement on single-use plastic ban : environment

r/environment: Current news, information and issues related to the environment.

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MSC Cruises to Ban Single Use Plastics – FROSCH Travel

Looking to lower its environmental impact at sea, MSC Cruises has taken measures to reduce its single use plastics both on its ships and ashore. Plastic straws were the first to go and have been replaced by compostable and biodegradable substitutes.

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How Cell Phone Recyc… – Recycling San Jose | San Jose E-Waste

San Jose E-Waste is a promising company dealing in asset disposition in the Bay Area. Our team is highly dedicated to their work like electr…

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Grocer Big Y to Phase Out Single-use Plastic Bags

The grocer will offer special discounted pricing and promotions on its reusable bags during 2019 to ensure a smooth transition.

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‘Massive Win for the Environment’: New York State Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags

“At long last, our trees and storm drains won’t be clogged with plastic bags.”…

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ILO Urges Advancement of Decent Work in E-waste Sector | News | SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD

Tracking the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda…

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Safe Disposal and Recycling of LCD Mon… | SAN FRANCISCO E -WASTE

We are moving towards an era where we think the need for human efforts will see its early doom and the technology or to put it more accur…

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Big Y to Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Bags

Grocer encouraging adoption of reusable bags before 2020 transition…

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United Nations, World Economic Forum and partners unite to address e-waste

Seven UN entities have come together, supported by the World Economic Forum, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) to call for an overhaul of the current electronics system, with the aim of supporting international efforts to address e-waste challenges.

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RLA conference: Reverse logistics serving as the cornerstone of the circular economy – Supply Chain 24/7

Handling returns and reverse logistics was front and center at Day 1 of the Reverse Logistics Association annual conference….

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E-Waste Recycling in Baltimore & NYC | Keystone Technology Management | www.keystonetm.com

Keystone Technology Management provides certified local e-waste recycling in Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE. To learn more about IT recycling, visit our site today!

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Ben & Jerry’s Ditches Single-Use Plastic in Scoop Shops –

Read the full story in Environmental Leader. Ben & Jerry’s plans to phase out single-use plastic from all of their Scoop Shops worldwide starting early this year. As a first step, the ice cream company will no longer offer plastic spoons and straws.

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

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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Running existing Docker images as single-use containers : docker

r/docker: [Docker](http://www.docker.io) is an open-source project to easily create lightweight, portable, self-sufficient containers from any application. The same container that a developer builds and tests on a laptop can run at scale, in production, on VMs, bare metal, OpenStack clusters,…

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Bid to end burning of E-waste in Palestinian villages thwarted

A total of 223 plastic-burning sites have been found in Palestinian villages and Israeli settlements, but such industries’ importance in the West Bank economy make it difficult to find a solution…

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Circular Economy | Clean Ocean | World Water Day

There’s plenty of evidence showing the world can maximize the chances of evading climate change through a circular economy. Learn what SAP is doing to help!

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

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 wi……

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Kroger Division QFC to eliminate single-use plastic bags

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Beginning April 1, QFC, a division of Kroger Co., will no longer offer single-use plastic bags. Throughout the month of April, QFC will donate $1 for each reusable bag sold in its stores to The Nature Conservancy, a global nonprofit committed to protecting the earth’s lands and…

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Single-use plastics banned by EU Parliament

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.

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Egyptian official says province to ban single use plastics

Egyptian province and major tourist destination to ban disposable plastics, from single use straws to plastic bags…

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ChargePoint Technology: Powder Transfer Single Use Package | Healthcare Packaging

Together, the ChargePoint SUP and ChargeBag PE-S form a high performance, single use package for the contained and sterile transfer of…

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PepsiCo Moves Away from Single-Use Plastics, Promotes Reusable Bottles

PepsiCo has announced a new system that will allow consumers to reuse the beverage company’s bottles, in what Pepsi calls an effort to “help meet the growing consumer demand for more sustainable packaging.”…

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How the Island of Zlarin is Ditching Single-Use Plastics –

As the European Union votes to ban single-use plastics by 2021, one small island in the Adriatic Sea is already making good progress. The Croatian island of Zlarin is on a mission to become the Adriatic Sea’s first plastic-free destination.

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European Union to ban single-use plastics by 2021 – National | Globalnews.ca

Growing concerns about plastic pollution in oceans have prompted the EU to take more drastic steps to tackle the issue.

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Future solutions for mining, substitution, recycling and circular economy

What’s new in Raw Material sector? Come and see current researches with commercial impact in mining, recovery, recycling, and substitution!

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New York poised to ban single-use plastic bags

It would be the second statewide ban, after California, which banned bags in 2016.

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Circular Economy 2030: Cloud Computing for a Sustainable Revolution (Cloud Next ’19)

In 2018, the global demand for resources was 1.7 times what the earth can support in one year — and it’s only expected to rise (Source: Global Footprint Net…

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

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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Emerson introduces Rosemount 550pH single-use sensor and Rosemount 550DW dissolved oxygen single-use sensor adapter

Both the Rosemount 550pH sensor and the Rosemount 550DW dissolved oxygen sensor adapter operate with the Rosemount liquid analytical 56 transmitter….

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Disrupting the Single-Use Plastic Economy

An innovative business model could remedy a pervasive environmental harm…

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Etihad to operate region’s first single-use-plastic-free flight

Airline spells out steps taken to reduce plastic waste…

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More People Than Ever Are Ditching Single Use Plastics Thanks To The “Attenborough Effect”

By Mayukh Saha / Truth Theory If you have been a regular viewer of documentaries, then you have probably heard of the natural historian, David Attenborough.……

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Google and SAP name Topolytics as a top five global circular economy solution

Edinburgh waste analytics company, Topolytics, has been chosen by Google and SAP as one of the top five circular economy technologies globally.  The Circular Economy 2030 Contest, organised by both tech giants, set out to find the best revenue generating ideas that can unlock $4.5 trillion of new economic output.

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ADB Expands Circular Economy with SUS’s Low Carbon Eco-Industrial Parks in People’s Republic of China

ADB signed a $100 million loan with Shanghai SUS Environment Company Limited to finance a portfolio of innovative and socially inclusive waste-to-energy facilities.

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Other Side to Banning Single-use Plastic NOT Being Discussed

In Barbados there is the prohibition on single use plastic about to be firmed up.Although the deadlines have been moved Minister of the Blue Economy Kirk Humphrey promises that the day will come where Barbados will be free of single use plastic.  Could there be another side to the story that is triggered…

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Edinburgh’s Topolytics at forefront of circular economy – The Scotsman

Edinburgh waste analytics company Topolytics has been selected by Google and SAP as one of the top five circular economy technologies globally.

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Waste management: Urgent action needed to better manage e-waste: ILO

Representatives of governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations agree more must be done, and urgently, to manage the millions of tonnes of e-waste produced each year.

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Zero Waste Living – 6 Ways to Quit Single Use Plastic in Your Grocery Shopping Routine

We all know that plastic waste is becoming an acute problem on land and in our oceans.While many people aspire to a zero-waste lifestyle, suddenly removing every morsel of single use plastic from ……

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What goes around – Circular economy takes the centre stage in European climate action – EFF – European Future Forum

By Otto Ilveskero Two weeks ago, a washed-up carcass of a whale was found on the coast Sardinia, Italy with 22 kilograms of plastic waste in its stomach. The gruesome discovery was yet another indicator for why tackling plastic waste has taken the centre stage of the EU’s environmental action, with the new single-use plastic legislation coming into force soon.

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Toshiba Recycles Record-Setting Amount of E-Waste in 2018

Continuing its commitment to maintain a more sustainable planet, Toshiba America Business Solutions recycled more than 229 metric tons of e-waste “ s…

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Etihad Airways to operate first single-use plastic free flight

Flight EY484 will depart from Abu Dhabi on April 21 and land in Brisbane on April 22 which is observed as Earth Day…

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It is time to act on decent work for all e-waste workers

Representatives of governments, employers and workers from around the world gathered at the ILO in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss current and emerging issues related to the promotion of decent work in the management of e-waste. …

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Turn toxic e-waste into a source of ‘decent work’, UN labour agency urges 

A “toxic flood of electric and electronic waste” that is growing by the day across the world, should be urgently converted into a source of decent work, that can also protect populations from its harmful effects, the United Nations labour agency said on Wednesday. …

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Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Sudan, Libya, Yemen updates, solutions for e-waste, flood response in Iran, online security for children

At the top of the news agenda on Wednesday: updates on violence in Sudan’s Darfur and in Libya, how e-waste can become an employment opportunity, help for the 2 million affected by floods in Iran, and efforts to make the internet safer for children.

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From the birth of the recycling logo to the call for a circular economy

A revolution/evolution in thinking, image and action. The first Earth Day was in 1970. Two years later, the recycling logo was created by a 23-year-old engineering student who entered a competition by the Container Corporation to create a symbol for recycled paper.

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Monsters To Nestlé: Single-Use Plastics Hurt People And Profits

Greenpeace activists and giant puppets visited Nestlé headquarters in April to protest the firm’s increasing plastic output.

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What happened when I tried to break up with single-use plastic

What one Seattleite found when she tried to see how plastic-free she could be.

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Taking the trash out of takeout: How the founder of GreenToGo is forging a local circular economy

A Q&A with Durham, NC-based ‘solutionary,’ Crystal Dreisbach.

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Recycle IT Day: How Cisco Tackles E-Waste | 3BL Media

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. Around the world, Cisco locations act as collection points for employees to drop off e-scrap like end-of-life…

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Project to explore fate of electricals and e-waste unveiled

Read the full story in New Electronics. The WEEE Fund has announced a project, to be completed by the end of 2019, that will look at how e-waste management is being undertaken and why more material is not being made available for recycling.

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This is what happens to the e-waste you drop off for recycling | CBC News

Here’s what happens to the electronic items you bring to recycle, and why you can’t just throw them in the garbage.

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Tata Power : calls for action on E-waste this ‘Earth Day’ by launching the ‘Earth Week’ E-Waste Collection Campaign | MarketScreener

Drives a campaign to raise awareness about E-waste and collaborates with TATA CLiQ and Karo Sambhav to promote responsible recycling by setting up…| April 22, 2019…

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SJK Chung Hua No 5 to hold e-waste collection

KUCHING: SJK Chung Hua No 5 will give the public the chance to minimise the electronic waste (e-waste) that goes into landfills with its recycling programme next Saturday (April 27). The community service programme, which is organised by the school’s Malaysia Red Crescent unit, will run from 9am…

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German EU candidate proposes global ban on single-use plastics

Manfred Weber said that the next generations will face “immense problems” if the EU and the world do not take drastic action against single-use plastic. The conservative has ambitions to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker.

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Thailand’s Akaryn declares war on single use plastic

Thai based luxury boutique hotel specialist, and home grown success story, Akaryn Hotel Group, is on a mission to become a single-use plastic free hotel company by June 2019.

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Stepping up to the plate? Adopting a “circular economy,” amid the environmental scandals of food waste

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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Map showing every US state that bans single-use plastics

Orbitz published a map showing cities, businesses, and states that have banned single-use plastics like straws and bags.

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Are Single-Use Plastic Bags Really Better For The Environment?

A new study shows single-use bag bans can create an uptick in garbage bag purchases. Does that mean they’re useless?

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Earth Day: New Information Brief Offers Lead Battery Industry As Premier Example Of Circular Economy

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — In conjunction with Earth Day, the lead battery industry has published a new information brief (found at…

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Etihad Completes First Single-Use Plastic-Free Flight To Highlight Industry Challenges

Etihad Airways is now the first airline in the region to have operated a flight without any single-use plastics on board, in a bid to raise awareness of the effects of plastic pollution. Flight EY484 departed Abu Dhabi on 21 April, landing in Brisbane on 22 April, also known as Earth Day.

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The Earth Probiotic Muse on Flipboard by Gavin Heron | Environment, Bees, Circular Economy

Green stuff, nature stuff, gardening stuff, compost stuff. And just other stuff that interests us….

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British football clubs want to lead the way in reducing single-use plastics

Football can bring joy or frustration to supporters… but also a lot of waste. UK football teams have decided to introduce reusable cups in stadiums, as part of a joint initiative by the Premier League and British TV channel Sky News.

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4ocean Partners with Air Canada to Reduce Single-use Plastics

The partnership aims to eliminate single-use plastics on Air Canada’s aircrafts and in its lounges.

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Circular Economy Innovation Network holds first stakeholder meeting –

The new Circular Economy Innovation Network has held its first stakeholder meeting, with the NSW government initiative in its startup phase and aiming to identify opportunities to reduce and reuse waste.

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Getting creative in the fight against single-use plastics

SCHOOLCHILDREN in Antrobus are playing their part in saving the planet by upcycling old single-use materials into new artistic creations.

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Moves to ban single-use plastics, polystyrene foam containers

Montreal says it plans to introduce a bylaw banning single-use items such as plastics and polystyrene foam containers on its territory by spring 2020.

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A Journey of No Return, Not a Circular Economy –

Herman Daly summarizes an overlooked aspect of economic growth—the inevitable one-way throughput of matter and energy—and identifies problems with “circular economy” notions.