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Scott Bros provides ‘concrete’ demonstration of circular economy benefits

A NORTH-EAST recycling firm is demonstrating the benefits of Teesside’s circular economy as it expands its composting operation – using recycled……

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Creating a Circular Economy in the Great Lakes Region

Download The ReportTransitioning from a linear, take-make-dispose economy to a closed loop, zero waste circular economy encourages businesses to design longer lasting, reusable, and more easily recycl…

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In numbers: Are businesses and consumers ready for the circular economy shift?

A shift away from linear ‘take, make and dispose’ models is widely touted as a key requirement in the transition to a net-zero, more resource-efficient world. But how prepared are businesses and individuals to make that shift, and what barriers ar…

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Michael Stephen | ‘Compostables’ have no place in the circular economy

By Michael Stephen* chairman of the OPA…

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Are we losing focus on the sustainability of the English university sector?

England’s higher education regulator is happy to intervene on all kinds of non-regulatory issues. But, as David Kernohan finds, it has very little interest in the environmental sustainability of the sector – and now our best source of data is at risk.

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How Sustainable is a Solar Powered Website?

Our self-hosted, solar-powered, off-grid website has been running for 15 months now. In this article, we present its energy and uptime data, and calculate the embodied energy of our configuration. Based on these results, we consider the optimal balance between sustainability and server uptime, and…

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Accor to Eliminate Single-Use Plastics in Guest Experience

PARIS — Accor has committed to join the UN Global Tourism Plastics Initiative and remove all single-use plastic items in guest experience from its hotels by the end of 2022.“We’re aware of the significant impact we have on our planet and our responsibility to create tangible benefits for our employees,…

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Sodexo steps up single use plastics crack down

Food services giant bans single use plastics from supply chain, as Iceland launches produce packaging trial…

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China Announces Major Phaseout of Single-Use Plastics

China, the world’s No. 1 producer of plastic pollution, announced major plans to cut back on the sale and production of single-use plastics. According to the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, plastic bags will be banned in major cities by the…

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3i Establishes a Single-Use Bioprocessing Platform

3i establishes a single-use bioprocessing platform in a move that is designed to serve the global biopharmaceutical industry by the acquisitions of Cellon, Silicone Altimex, and TBL Performance Plastics along with a variety of biomanufacturing-focused products.

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Free e-recycling event Jan. 25 –

Later this month, Windermere in Ballard will take your old electronics to be recycled. On Saturday, Jan. 25, you can drop off your items at Windermere (2636 NW Market St) between 12pm and 2pm.They……

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Embracing the Circular Economy: One EO Entrepreneur’s Story

Integral to the Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s core beliefs is our commitment to making a positive difference in the world—exemplified by our pledge to support the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are 17 goals and 169 targets to wipe out poverty, fight inequality and…

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Sustainable prefab beach house in Blairgowrie – Sustainable Architecture with Warmth & Texture | Designhunter

This lovely little beach house was created by the talented folk at Archiblox. Located in the seaside village of Blairgowrie, the house is a sustainable pre-fab designed around 3 modules that are clad externally with corrugated colorbond and internally with floor to ceiling plywood. The house features custom-made joinery throughout which was also made by Archiblox. The house was designed in the shape of the letter H, with north-south orientation which gives the home an abundance of natural light and warmth. All this was built in 22 weeks off-site and just 3 weeks on-site using as main sustainable features as possible.