“We expect full support for the bioeconomy in close connection with the circular economy. Together they can tackle two very pressing societal issues i.e. climate change (through lowering carbon footprint) and the plastic waste problem (through collection, reuse and recycling)”.
The United Nations called on Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt on Tuesday to recommit to talks on the operation of a giant hydropower dam, urging them to avoid any unilateral action, a day after Ethiopia began filling the dam’s reservoir. The U.N. Security Council will likely discuss the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) this week after Arab states requested the 15-member body address the issue.
The Sustainable Inclusive Business (SIB) Kenya is calling on government and businesses to embrace circular economy noting that Kenya’s economy cannot thrive in the long run without a deliberate shift to a system that restores and regenerates natural resources. A circular economy is an economic system that eliminates waste by promoting better designs, reuse, take-back schemes and recycling. “Circular economy won’t just happen; it will wait till everyone takes individual and corporate responsibility and it requires intention and design,” said Ms. Karin Boomsma, the Centre’s Project Director.
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