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Roadmap to a Global Circular Economy

GERMANY – The post headline comes from the title of a panel session scheduled to take place at the Global Food Summit in Munich this March.

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Colgate launches recyclable plastic toothpaste tube

Colgate Palmolive has launched a new vegan-friendly toothpaste range packaged in a first-of-its-kind recyclable plastic tube, with the technology set to be shared with competitor brands.

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How companies can integrate a more sustainable materials strategy into their business

Almost any textile you can think of, from cotton to leather to nylon, has social and environmental impacts risks at every level of its supply chain.

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Trying to measure circularity? Here are some tools to consider

The development of specific and actionable metrics at the systems, business and product levels will be a key accelerator for scale.

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Renewable gas to foster transport decarbonisation

With the EU Green Deal in place, the role of natural and renewable gases for transport decarbonisation must be recognized. Gas in transport is ready to complement a set of solutions that will gradually change our way to move and to transport freights around the world.

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Restoring natural systems will be ‘hardest’ part of circular economy shift

EXCLUSIVE: Wildfires in Amazonia and Australia, compounded by new scientific research and ever-growing activism, have served to highlight the importance of restoring natural systems to businesses. But that knowledge must now be translated to holis…

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Transition to a toxic-free circular economy in the carpet industry still a distant reality

Transition to a toxic-free circular economy in the carpet industry still a distant reality, despite industry initiative – European Commission needs to set up EPR scheme as part of the European Green Deal.

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Nestlé invests £1.5bn to drive recycled plastic innovation

Nestlé has outlined a £1.5bn investment programme to shift packaging from virgin plastic to food-grade recycled plastic.

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Construction and demolition waste: challenges and opportunities in a circular economy

Information on the environment for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public…

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China’s plans to reduce single-use plastics

The Chinese government wants to significantly reduce plastic pollution in its major cities….

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‘Business as usual is dead’: Global resource use smashes past 100 billion tons

Only fraction of metals, minerals, fossil fuels, and biomass extracted each year is reused, tipping planet towards ecological disaster, report warns…

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Slovenia adopts Circular, Regenerative Economies Deep Demonstration

The Slovenian parliament passed a motion to adopt an EIT Climate-KIC-led proposal called “A Deep Demonstration of a Circular, Regenerative and Low-Carbon Economy in Slovenia” last November. The initiative is one of eight Deep Demonstrations launched by EIT Climate-KIC, which together offer a test…

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Corporations failing to make circular economy transition, damning report finds

More than 100 billion tons of virgin materials are being consumed annually by business, with progress to boost reuse and recycling rates stagnating, a damning new report has concluded.