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Single-use coffee cups set to be banned in Scottish Government buildings

Enough cups are thrown away each year to cover the distance between Edinburgh and Dundee.

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SmartTags: IoT Product Passport for Circular Economy Based on Printed Sensors and Unique Item-Level Identifiers | the internet of things

SmartTags: IoT Product Passport for Circular Economy Based on Printed Sensors and Unique Item-Level Identifiers Nenad Gligoric 1,* , Srdjan Krco 1, Liisa Hakola 2, Kaisa Vehmas 2, Suparna De 3, Klaus Moessner 3, Kristoffer Jansson 4, Ingmar Polenz 5 and Rob Van Kranenburg 6…

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UK grocers accused of selling 59bn single use plastic items a year

The top seven major food retailers in the UK are responsible for selling 59 billion pieces of plastic every year, according to new research from the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Greenpeace UK.

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Sustainability: Asia’s biggest funding opportunity for sustainable solutions offers up to S$1m and more for clean energy & circular economy solutions

Singapore—The Liveability Challenge on 10th January launched a global call for innovative clean energy and circular economy solutions for…

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We’ve got the single-use plastic bag issue wrapped up | Australian Food News

SHOPPERS need to step up and shoulder some of the responsibility if Australia wants to rid its supermarkets of single-use plastic bags, an expert says.

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Government accused of delaying move to ban single-use plastics | Irish Examiner

Headline Government accused of delaying move to ban single-use plastics…

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EU approves unprecedented cuts to single-use plastics

EU ministers gave final approval Tuesday to new laws to tackle marine litter coming from single-use plastic products found on European beaches, as well as abandoned fishing gear and oxo-degradable plastics.

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Maine outlaws single-use Styrofoam, as first state to sign ban into law

Maine has banned single-use food and drink containers made from polystyrene foam, commonly known as Styrofoam, becoming the first state to do so.

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Single-use plastic coffee cups to be banned in Scottish Government offices

Weekly recycling prices, daily news and market intelligence on paper, plastics and metals. Our service is user by major recycling and waste management companies.

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Is a Single-Use Boyfriend Okay for College Roommate’s Wedding? – McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

I know this isn’t the most enlightened thing to do in this day and age, but I’ve decided to attend my college roommate’s wedding with a single-use …

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Pan Pacific Hotels plans to eliminate single-use plastics by next year –

Having already eliminated the use of plastic straws from its hotels in July, the company is now looking to implement eco-friendly alternatives to pens, stirrers, takeaway coffee cups and boxes, as well as plastic wrapping for its in-room amenities…

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Eco-friendly terrorist group al-Shabaab bans single-use plastic bags in Somalia

Terrorist group al-Shabaab bans single-use plastic bags in Somalia In this Thursday, Feb.17, 2011 file photo, hundreds of newly trained al-Shabab…

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Swap Your Single-Use Plastics for These Reusable Bags, Utensils, and More –

Avoiding plastic straws? Philadelphia’s Plant Based Blonde shares her fave plastic-saving, sustainable-living products for Plastic-Free July.

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Ireland to ban single-use plastics such as cups, cutlery and straws under new EU rules

IRELAND will be forced to ban single-use plastics within the next two years under a new EU direct…

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EU Plans to Ban Drinking Straws and Other Single-Use Plastics

The EU is proposing a ban on drinking straws and other single-use plastics to help protect marine life.The proposal is aimed…

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The EU Just Proposed a Ban on 10 Common Single-Use Plastics

The ban would include plastic bags, balloons, candy wrappers, cups and lids, cutlery, straws, drink bottles, food containers and more.

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Delta To Minimize Single-Use Plastics In Flight And Sky Clubs

Passengers onboard will notice the sustainable changes sometime in mid-2019….

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New mantra for Single Use Plastics: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse and then Recycle!

We humans have created a humongous crisis with our ever-increasing single use plastic consumption.So let’s begin with just one change among these R mantras…

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Ikea Pledges to Remove Single-Use Plastics and Other Sustainability Actions

Within the next two years, Ikea will remove all single-use plastic from its product range and restaurants as part of its latest sustainability plan.The…

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SeaWorld Parks Eliminate Single-Use Plastics Including Straws and Shopping Bags

Daily updates and photo-reports from all of Central Florida’s theme parks, water parks, minor attractions, and more!

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Disney is banning single-use plastic straws in most of its parks

The Magic Kingdom is ditching plastic straws….

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Best Denki, COURTS, Gain City and Harvey Norman Join RENEW in E-waste Recycling Effort

Top retailers, Best Denki, COURTS, Gain City and Harvey Norman, has joined RENEW and to place E-waste recycling bins in retails store. In the collaboration agreement, seven COURTS stores, five Best Denki and Gain City stores each and three Harvey Norman stores will place the RENEW bins.

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Brands Banning Single-Use Plastic Straws Are Looking To Future

Brands are waging a war on plastic straws and other single-use items, each launching their own cause marketing campaigns to showcase their efforts. On Wednesday, Bacardi announced a partnership with…

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Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Urges To Ban Single Use Plastic Everywhere

Industrialist Kiran Mazumdar Shaw has called for a universal ban on single-use plastic to rid the communities of the “malaise”.

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Single-use round-up: EU, England, and Germany address disposable plastics

This week, the European Council adopted new rules banning selected single-use items, England announced plans to outlaw plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds, and Germany revealed that 5,300 disposable cups are used per minute across the country.

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Cook lands rights to sell single-use duodenoscope in US

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Kroger to Phase Out Single-use Plastic Bags by 2025

The Kroger Co. announced it will phase out single-use plastic bags and transition to reusable bags across its family of stores by 2025.

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In luxury hospitality, the new goal is to avoid single-use plastic products. —

EDITION hotels is vowing to eliminate single-use plastic products.

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Scientist Develop Paper-Based Biodegradable Batteries to Curb e-Waste, Power Wastage

Scientists have developed paper-based biodegradable batteries made out of paper and bioengineered polymers which are flexible and easier to manufacture…

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Ikea pledges to remove single-use plastic from entire range | Daily

The Swedish flat pack furniture giant, which is based in Leiden in the Netherlands, said it will only design products made from renewable and recycled materials by 2030.

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Single Use Plastic – An Update | Ethical Fashion and Clothing Blog

Dress and Scarf – SkunkFunk Shoes – Po-Zu Backpack – Brag Vintage At the begining of the year I pledged to try and stop using single use plastics! Now 7 months into 2018, I thought it was time for a little update. I knew when I pledged to give up single use plastics, I was possibly setting myself up to fail but I had completely underestimated how difficult it would be. 

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Scotland bans single-use coffee cups in government buildings | Euronews

Scotland has imposed a ban on all single-use coffee cups in government buildings starting 4 June in a bid to tackle plastic waste.These include…

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Hyatt Announces Global Efforts To Reduce Single-Use Plastics

Hyatt hotels worldwide plan to eliminate plastic straws and drink picks.

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Unigloves launches enhanced range of single use gloves – Autotrade.ie

Automotive hand protection specialists Unigloves has launched an enhanced range of single use gloves dedicated to the automotive sector.The new Pro.Tect…

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Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship | Vanilla, blockchain and the circular economy – one year on the Oxford MBA

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Croke Park bans single-use plastics such as straws and cutlery

Environment Minister praises ‘leadership being shown from the GAA’…

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Starbucks will stop handing out single-use plastic straws by 2020

Starbucks, which doles out more than 1 billion straws a year, says it will phase out single-use plastic straws from its stores by 2020.

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India Among Top Five Countries in E-Waste Generation: Study | Technology News

India continues to be among the top five countries generating e-waste, an ASSOCHAM-NEC recent study said on Monday.

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Making a Ding in the Single-Use Plastic Bag Universe

The cover of National Geographic Magazine last month, and the multiple alarms that have been ringing over the past two decades, is testament to the fact that we have a huge plastic problem that needs to be fixed.

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E Waste Management – 3 Disposal Methods for Trusted IT Recycling

Correct and secure E waste management is an important topic for managers, as getting it wrong (or ignoring) will cost you BIG bucks. Here’s what you can do.

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Switzerland has no intention of banning single-use plastics

While the European Union intends to ban plastic straws, single-use cutlery, and other disposable plastics, the Swiss government has no plans to …

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Rose Theatre Kingston commits to ending single-use plastic

Rose Theatre Kingston has replaced all single-use plastic bottles with glass ones…

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EU proposes ban on straws, other single-use plastics

BRUSSELS: The EU proposed Monday a bloc-wide ban on single-use plastics such as straws, cutlery and cotton buds while urging the collection of most plastic drinks bottles by 2025. The set of proposals are part of a growing EU drive to rid the environment of plastic waste which has begun showing up…

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India pledges to ban all single-use plastic by 2022 – UPI.com

India pledged to eliminate all single-use plastic in the country by the year 2022 on Tuesday.

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New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags

New Zealand became the latest country Friday to outlaw single-use plastic shopping bags, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern saying they will be phased out over the next year as a "meaningful step" towards reducing pollution.

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EU proposes measures to cut single-use plastics

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Anaerobic Digestion News: How the EU’s Circular Economy Package (CEP) Will Advance Anaerobic Diges…

Here is the article on which the above YouTube video is based, and we have titled the, “How the EU’s Circular Economy Package (CEP) Wi…

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Ban Single-Use Plastic Products in the European Union –

The European Commission has proposed a ban on single-use plastic items like plastic forks and knives and cotton buds. This petition would help lower carbon emissions and keep marine ecosystems safer from pollution.

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Europe to ban some single-use plastics

New obligations for industry as the region and other areas target the causes of marine litter…

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European Parliament to phase out single-use plastics

The Bureau of the European Parliament has announced that it will eliminate the use of all plastic water bottles and other single-use plastic products.   This decision is the final stage of a project which has already seen 166 waste fountains being installed in Parliament buildings, as well as the…

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Single-Use Plastics “Bard” From National Eisteddfod

The Welsh Minister for Environment, Hannah Blythyn, will today (8 August) visit the National Eisteddfod in Cardiff to see first-hand the actions being taken to help reduce waste on the ‘Maes’.

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Single-use plastic pledge welcomed by surfers

SURFING campaigners have welcomed a local authority’s commitment to an initiative to reduce the amount of plastic in the world’s oceans.

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Terror group al-Shabaab bans single-use plastic bags | Euronews

Al-Shabaab is normally better known for its deadly attacks than its environmental commitments.

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Starbucks swears off single-use plastic straws for 2020 deadline | IOL Business Report

For Starbucks Corp., the year 2020 will be the final straw.

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EU proposes ban on straws, other single-use plastics

The European Union has proposed banning plastic products like cotton buds, straws, stirs and balloon sticks when alternatives are easily available in an attempt to reduce litter spoiling beaches and ocean beds.

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Tackling the world’s single-use plastic problem

Tackling the world’s single-use plastic problem…

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Assiniboine Park eliminates single-use plastics | CTV News

Assiniboine Park says it’s removing all single-use plastic straws and bags from its retail operations.

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Hyatt to Reduce Single-Use Plastics

CHICAGO — Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that its hotels around the globe will eliminate single-use plastic straws and drink picks by Sept. 1, 2018. Straws and picks will only be available upon request and environmentally friendly alternatives will be provided where available.

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Single-Use Shower Gels : Shower Gel

Shower Gel – As part of its #LushMoods range, Lush Cosmetics will be introducing a series of spa-inspired products for a limited time, including an innovative s…

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Calls for Ireland to ban single-use plastics

There are calls for Ireland to follow in England’s footsteps and ban single-use plastics.

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EU Issues Waste Management Rules for Circular Economy | News | SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD

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Rethinking Sustainability in Light of the EU’s New Circular Economy Policy

Three steps companies can take.

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Circular Economy package officially published –

Read the full story at Letsrecycle.com. The European Union has published the Circular Economy Package in its Official Journal, which means the legislation will enter into force next month.

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Woolworths farewells single use plastic bags

From today, shoppers must bring along re-usable bags or buy them.

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The changing role of the designer in the circular economy

Late last year the World Business Council for Sustainable Development released a Practitioners Guide to the Circular Economy highlighting design as the stage with the most opportunity for circular thinking – rather than procurement, manufacturing, use, disposal, etc.

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iQor e-Waste Policy 2018

At iQor Global Services India Pvt Ltd we understand our responsibilities to the environment.

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Are developing countries being excluded from the circular economy?

Report argues concerted effort from business and governments needed to ensure developing nations can create circular strategies that meet their needs…

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Barrier packaging films for the circular economy

Packaging SolutionsInnovia Films is launching the first of its new range of transparent high barrier packaging films, Propafilm Strata SL.It has been designed…

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Not dead yet: resurrecting the circular economy

Most Australians recognise that extracting resources to make products that we use and then throw away is unsustainable. There is a call to shift to a circular economy…

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Grocery Store-Led Plastic Bans : Single-Use Plastics

Single-Use Plastics – As consumers put more pressure on corporations to take action against single-use plastic, one grocery store stands out: Whole Foods. This change wi…

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India Is Ditching Single-Use Plastics

India is working toward a ban on single-use plastics, starting with strict policies at the Taj Mahal. It’s past time for the rest of the world to follow suit.

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EU proposes ban on straws and other single-use plastics

The European Union wants to reduce the sale of single-use plastics in supermarkets.

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Ikea to phase out single-use plastic

Ikea has announced that it will only be using renewable and recycled materials from 2020.

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Which country is leading the circular economy shift?

Which country is winning the race to a circular economy?It’s not something one country can achieve by themselves, but in recent years, certain nations have taken the lead by clearly embarking on……