Year: 2019

The Circular Economy Team November 15, 2019

Vetiver Grass project spreads its roots into sustainability and conservation The vetiver grass mat and basket construction project has expanded from just rehabilitating prisoners to assisting with land stabilization and the provision of raw material for the project. The project is now in its second and third phases which include the planting of the grass in a nursery type setting and creating employment for the farmers involved. 

The Circular Economy Team November 15, 2019

Mark Vergnano is president and CEO of the Chemours Co., headquartered in Wilmington.  This much is clear: the demands of our world and its burgeoning population are not going away. And with each passing year, they become more pressing, more urgent, and it’s up to all of us to face those expectations head-on. No other response will do. When Chemours chose to keep its headquarters in Wilmington, we made the decision for the area’s highly educated workforce, close proximity to customers, and favorable changes to the state’s corporate tax structure. Most importantly, however, we made the decision for the state’s leadership in sustainability.

The Circular Economy Team November 13, 2019

Facebook’s former sustainability director and Google’s former clean energy czar Bill Weihl has called on businesses to “go beyond their own four walls” and lobby for policies that create net-zero national economies in a “just” manner. Speaking at The Business Booster in Paris last month alongside Mary Robinson, former Irish President and incumbent chair of the UN Elders, Weihl was asked to give a brief summary of where he believed corporate leadership on climate justice currently sits, and what more must now be done to deliver a just transition to net-zero.

The Circular Economy Team November 13, 2019

“The circular economy is not only respectful of the environment, but it can mean saving billions of euros,” said Jules Coignard, the director and co-founder of the circular economy platform Circul’r at a conference on the circular economy yesterday at the Barcelona campus of TBS Business School. Founded in 2014, Circul’r is a Paris-based network of over 500 companies around the world in the circular economy. Its platform connects startups and companies to co-create circular economy solutions.

The Circular Economy Team November 11, 2019

Uniqlo sought to distance itself from the fast fashion industry during a visit to London by its founder who announced the launch of a range of clothing made from recycled materials through a partnership with textile manufacturer Toray. Tadashi Yanai, president & CEO of Uniqlo parent company Fast Retailing, says: “We are mistaken as fast fashion but we were never ever disposable clothing.