E-News delivered monthly from the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability BPS E-News Issue #95 — May 2020 CC2035 heads to City Council for public hearing and re-adoption Revised plan includes changes to address LUBA and Court of Appeals concerns.
NorthLadder, a UAE-based second-hand online marketplace for electronics has recently announced long-term partnerships with key retailers across the UAE including select Carrefour and Lulu Hypermarkets and electronic retailers including EMAX, Jumbo Electronics, Ecity, MDS, Istyle, Samsung Brand Shops operated by Jacky’s Retail LLC and Harman House, to support the rising number of people trading in their devices. Reports in the UAE suggest trade in volumes across leading electronics retailers have quadrupled. To support this surge, NorthLadder said it has partnered with leading retailers to offer its innovative technology, trusted network and secure auction platform. To facilitate the trade in process, the company has launched white labelled apps for each retailer. Through the apps, consumers will be encouraged to explore and purchase device upgrades.
Experts from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Ikea, Innovate UK and The Body Shop have been confirmed among the first wave of speakers for The Circular Economy Inspiration Sessions – an afternoon of live, interactive presentations and discussions taking place virtually on Thursday 25 March. The Sessions form part of a dedicated week of action inspired by edie’s Mission Possible Plastics Hub. Taking place on Thursday 25 March from 1pm–4pm (GMT), the Circular Economy Inspiration Sessions are targeted at individuals are looking to enhance their approaches and strategies to product manufacturing and procurement to encourage a transition to a circular economy. The online event effectively combines three edie webinars into a single afternoon. Each webinar session will have its own edie chair and selection of independent expert speakers, and each session will take a particular format.
We mentioned back in August that a cable failure at the iconic Arecibo Observatory caused significant damage to the dish of the radio telescope.Sadly, a second…
Old milk containers, juice jugs and toy cups are not the type of products usually associated with high-concept furniture, but two designers in Hong Kong have taken these and other items and upcycled them into stylish pieces of public furniture. Tasked with creating a collection of 12 benches for the town hall in Sha Tin, in Hong Kong’s New Territories, the co-founders and design principals of HIR Studio, Howard Chung and Irene Cheng, turned to the Shing Mun River for inspiration. “The Shing Mun River is the soul of Sha Tin,” says Chung, who grew up in the area. “But even though the river quality has improved over the years it is still quite polluted, so we really wanted to do something to help alleviate the problem of plastic pollution in the water.”