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To prevent climate change, world urged to reuse natural resources – Breaking News – Jerusalem Post

More of the billions of tonnes of materials the world uses each year must be recycled and reused to keep climate change in check, researchers said on Tuesday. Only about a tenth of the nearly 93 billion tonnes of materials utilized annually – including minerals, metals, fossil fuels and biomass – are currently put back into service, said a report by Amsterdam-based social enterprise Circle Economy.

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Framing natural capital: economy and ecology are not in competition | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian

In response to George Monbiot on natural capital, Tony Juniper argues nature is not an impediment to economic success, but an essential prerequisite for it…

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Oen: Oslo’s Sustainable Housing Project

The Nordic region’s largest housing cooperative is planning a striking new apartment building in Eastern Oslo. The 150 homes will produce more energy than they consume.The eye-catching circular building is to be built at…

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Investors chase sustainable aromatics

Processes using lignin, sugar, plastic waste, and more are moving out of the lab…

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How to Include Sustainability in Your Business

Nancy Torres, Paxy’s Founder and Director, shares insights into bringing sustainability to your businesses, regardless of size or industry.

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From Health and Wellness to Sustainability in Brands

The growing popularity of health and wellness in consumers.

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Slow Travel Is More Sustainable Travel

We all know that driving cars contributes to climate change, …

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Press Release: The 10% Landfill target works against the Circular Economy. The paradox of percentages versus weight

We release today a Policy Briefing which analyses in depth the new Landfill Directive. Specifically the 10 landfill target which could contradict the overarching principles of the EU Circular Economy Agenda.

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dsquared: ESD/Sustainability consultant

Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views…

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Business Mentor: Rebuilding values for a sustainable business

When starting a business, an entrepreneur should know more than what kind of products or services he should offer to the market. He must also know how to put value in what he does so that people trust his brand.

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EU targets e-waste with ambitious ‘circular economy’ plan

But laws need to be brought in for the plan to have teeth…

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Episode 211: Sustainable consumption, victory in Virginia

Plus, why microgrids and indoor agriculture are a combination worth consideration.

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Pentland Brands’ sustainable journey | News

Pentland Brands revealed today how the business has built its sustainability strategy “from the inside out” at Drapers Sustainable Fashion 2020. …

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The European Commission adopted a new circular economy action plan –

The European Commission has adopted a new Circular Economy Action Plan – one of the main blocks of the European Green Deal, Europe’s new agenda for sustainable growth.The new Action Plan announces initiatives along the entire life cycle of products, targeting for example their design, promoting circular…

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The sweet sweet art of sustainability

Climate crisis awareness need not be all doom and gloom, as artist duo [SweetArt](https://www.sweetart.online/) proves. The husband and wife team Vic…

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Godrej Appliances urges citizens to join the ‘India vs e-waste’ battle

MUMBAI: L’Affaire, an annual lifestyle event of Godrej, turned into a completely green event in its just concluded fourth season, witnessing more than 1300 people including several prominent personalities, influencers, members of the media fraternity, corporates, television and film celebrities.

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Sustainable Cities Will Likely Be The Winners In The Future

“Cities are brands too. They need to look at how they balance improving the planet, reducing costs, keeping an attractive lifestyle and healthy growth,” David Smart says.

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Sustainable activewear pieces that are are actually stylish

These sustainable activewear pieces including jogger sweatpants, T-shirts, and sweatshirts are all super stylish, and beyond comfortable.

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Achieving a Circular Economy With Corporate-Startup Partnerships

Transitioning to a circular economy through partnerships changed traditional make-use-dispose economic model, allowing us to keep resources in use longer…

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Clarios Joins United Nations Global Compact, Commits to Sustainability

Clarios, an advanced energy storage solutions provider, has joined the United Nations Global Compact, a voluntary initiative that encourages companies to develop, implement and disclose responsible business practices.

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Sustaining engagement with newly remote workers

Flexibility and communication are key to engaging with employees as the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak grows.

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Goodyear reCharge tire concept targets sustainability

The Goodyear tire company has revealed a concept tire that may never need replacing.

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Luxuriously Sustainable Fashion : eco aware

eco aware – Eco-Aware is a sustainable fashion collection from Reserved that is centered on fully certified environmentally friendly fabrics. Reserved is passi…

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Are these zero-carbon domes the future of sustainable housing?

Learn more about the Geoship zero-carbon domes that present an eco-friendly alternative for affordable housing.

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This sustainable, powdered soap turns into liquid hand wash

Good for your body and the environment….

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FRoSTA: Digital Transformation And Sustainability With A Cool Head

FRoSTA IT director Ben Windhorst shares how the midsize German frozen food company is driving digital transformation across the company.

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Welsh government plans to ban single-use plastics from next year | Environment | The Guardian

Measure to target items such as straws, cutlery and polystyrene food and drink containers…

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Sustainable Water Brands : ZEN WTR

ZEN WTR – Sustainability has quickly become an important aspect of consumer products, which is seeing new options like ZEN WTR come to the market. The water …

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Single use plastics to be banned in Wales

Welsh government announces ban on single-use plastics to minimise waste and protect marine life.

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New plastics tax ‘real boost’ for circular economy and recycling infrastructure, says sustainability experts – Sustainability

With the UK set to bring in a new tax on plastic packaging, leading sustainability experts reveal that the levy represents a ‘real boost’ for the circular economy…

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Global Recycling Day – Your brand’s role in creating a circular economy

With Global Recycling Day on 18 March, Robert Lockyer, CEO and founder of luxury packaging provider Delta Global, argues that brands stuck between the…

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Persuasive strategies to build sustainable user engagement

Don’t just copy persuasive design. It will backfire. Here’s how to successfully build persuasive design into your larger strategy. Persuasive design elements like points, badges, reputation, and scarcity warnings are meaningless as stand-alone systems, but can be helpful in supporting a larger…

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UK plastics tax a ‘real boost’ for circular economy

Is the plastic pollution the responsibility of the food and beverage industry, or the recycling industry? Sustainability experts at Bureau Veritas weigh in.

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Compostable Personal Care Pods : single use products

single use products – Tiny bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body wash are useful for travelers but the hospitality industry is looking at ways that it can minimize th…

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Amidst COVID-19 Fight, Single-Use Plastic Bans Reversed in the Name of Hygiene

Just days after Brookline, Massachusetts un-banned Styrofoam, to make takeout/delivery easier for restaurants to manage, the entire state of Maine has reversed a plastic bag ban. This week Maine Governor Janet Mills announced that the ban, which was supposed to start in April, will be postponed.

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3form Doubles Down on Sustainability with Align

A new collaboration across the 3form family of companies finds eco-friendly synergies between brands including 3form, LightArt, EFI, and Springboard.

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Is Green Energy Actually Sustainable?

Green energy is widely touted as a panacea to the current energy crisis.If the world can transition away from fossil fuels, proponents argue, then we can…

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The Circular Economy and the SDGs – 2019

The Relevance of Circular Economy Practices to the Sustainable Development Goals Patrick Schroeder ,1 Kartika Anggraeni,2 a……

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ÉTICA jeans are super stylish and sustainable

The company uses 90 percent less water than most denim producers….

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Pushing manufacturers to make more resilient products will curb e-waste

European lawmakers are considering new regulations that would push manufacturers to design products that last longer. It’s part of a global effort to curb “throwaway” culture where people buy products, use them for a short …

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In a circular economy, product-as-a-service has social and environmental benefits

Looking at washing machines, research from Sweden’s Linköping University tries to solve part of the puzzle about how to shift business models to find more traction when it comes to being circular, as well as adding a social element.

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Jobs and business news: Colliers International; Sustainability Victoria; Bioregional Australia Foundation

In a sign that things could be getting more interesting for sustainability in the commercial office sector,  Colliers International has a brand-new sustainability team in the real estate management business.

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Circular Economy series #7: Nouvelle-Aquitaine –

We are half way through our series on Circular Economy, explaining the opportunities for Dutch organisations in French regions. Out of 13 French regions that we blog about every week, lucky number 7 is: Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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Sustainable Business Covered podcast: An International Women’s Day 2020 special

The Sustainable Business Covered podcast returns for an 82nd episode and, to mark International Women’s Day (IWD) 2020, features exclusive interviews with the women leading the drive to decarbonise the built environment, achieve gender equality in…

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California’s governance innovation for groundwater sustainability

For the past several years, California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act has been the talk, not only of the town and of the state, but also of the national and international groundwater and environmental policy community.

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Abu Dhabi aims to ban single-use plastic bags by 2021

Abu Dhabi announced Tuesday it aims to ban the use of single-use plastic bags in the United Arab Emirates capital by 2021.

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European Commission tackles greenwashing in new circular economy plan

European Commission takes aim at ‘greenwashing’ in new circular economy action plan…

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Press Release: The Circular Economy Action Plan, a beautiful patchwork of initiatives pointing in the right direction

Zero Waste Europe’s reaction to the new Circular Economy Action Plan.

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Everything you need to know about the EU’s new Circular Economy Action Plan and Industrial Strategy

The European Commission has today (11 March) unveiled its Circular Economy Action Plan, a sweeping set of commitments aimed at ensuring that circularity and resources efficiency acts as a “prerequisite for climate neutrality” in line wit…

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How Millets sustained Mongolia’s Empires

The new discoveries show that the development of the earliest empires in Mongolia, like in other parts of the world, was tied to a diverse economy that included the local or regional production of grain.

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Zain publishes thought leadership report, ‘The Circular Economy: Embedding Sustainable Solutions in a bid to Save the Planet’

Zain Group, the leading mobile telecom innovator in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, announces the publication of its annual thought leadership report, this year entitled, “The Circular Economy: Embedding Sustainable Solutions in a bid to Save the Planet.”   The report captures how…

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No needless overlap between F2F and circular economy plans, Sinkevicius says

EU environment chief Virginijus Sinkevičius insists there will be no unnecessary overlap between the new circular economy plan and the Farm to Fork strategy (F2F), as new EU food policy will be focused more on the agricultural and food production side.

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The Sustainable Diner Summit: A Key Ingredient for Sustainable Tourism

One-third of all food produced globally is wasted which is a huge problem, particularly in countries like the Philippines where a quarter of the population lives below the overty line. WWF’s project ‘The Sustainable Diner’ aims to promote sustainable food production and consumption in the…

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Renewable Rikers as a Blueprint for a Sustainable City

On 29 January 2019, New York City Council held a hearing on a trio of bills collectively known as “Renewable Rikers”. Rikers is currently home to the most infamous prison in New York City—the Rikers Island correctional facility an island penal colony with one lone bridge connecting it to the rest…

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AI and sustainability: are they a perfect match?

As with many tech solutions, AI takes vast amounts of energy to implement but it can transform sustainability projects. So, do the pros outweigh the cons?

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Help! Coronavirus prevention is aggravating my single-use shame

Behold, a fresh new hell of environmental dilemmas.

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EU pushes for circular economy to have longer-lasting products

The bloc introduced a new plan to better use available resources.

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EU pushes for circular economy to have longer-lasting products

The bloc introduced a new plan to better use available resources.

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Help! Coronavirus prevention is aggravating my single-use shame

Behold, a fresh new hell of environmental dilemmas.

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‘Right to repair’ rules for electronics included in EU’s Circular Economy Action Plan

The European Commission, a group, appointed by governments of the European Union, has adopted what it calls the Circular Economy Action Plan as part of an effort to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.

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How to start a circular economy in your hometown

Fed up with the disposable culture we all live in, two women from Portland, Oregon, founded a low-waste company to help the entire city cut back on plastic.

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Carrefour and Zalando embrace circular economy with new reselling options – Selling

Two European retailers have introduced new services that allow customers to resell items, showing the growing interest in circular economy initiatives.

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EU pushes for circular economy to have longer-lasting products

The bloc introduced a new plan to better use available resources.

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‘Huge potential’: EU targets throwaway culture with sweeping circular economy plan

Environmental groups and green businesses broadly welcome strategy, which aims to ‘make sustainable products the norm’…

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Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Plastics Pact Adds European Group

The European Plastics Pact has become the first regional industry group to join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Plastics Pact network.

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Biobased Industries Role Under the EU Circular Economy Action Plan –

Enhanced role envisaged for the bio-based industries under the EU’s new Circular Economy Action Plan…

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EU’s New Circular Economy Action Plan Is All About the Right to Repair

Empowering consumers is just one aspect of the EU’s Green Deal.

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Innovation at the heart of sustainability agenda

A coordinated approach holds the key to sustainable development.

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Maryland House Of Delegates Passes Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban

Plastic bags are one step closer to becoming a thing of the past in the State of Maryland. …

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New DIESEL UPCYCLING FOR Project Embraces Sustainability

DIESEL UPCYCLING FOR is releasing new capsule collections each by a different designer. The 1st in the series partners with 55DSL, the brand’s sublabel from the ‘90s.

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Towards advancing green business and circular economy in Africa

Policy makers and stakeholders across Africa are meeting to chart green economy opportunities in the agriculture sector under the lead of the Switch Africa Green programme. The forum – under the theme Advancing Green Business and Circular Economy in Africa – is organized by the UN Environment…

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Learning from social enterprises creating an inclusive circular economy

The transition will require people to work together across companies and sectors, using skills such as empathy, craftsmanship and ingenuity.

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Sustainable Tourism is getting popular in Finland

Ever experienced Sustainable Tourism in Finland before. Learn why and things to experience best Ecotourism in Finland with best travel operators.

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CITGO E-Recycle Day Keeps 9 Roll-Off Boxes of Unwanted Electronics Out of Landfills

Hundreds of Southwest Louisiana residents recycled their unwanted electronics at the annual CITGO E-Recycle Day Saturday at the McNeese Cowboy…

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Uh-Oh! Many Places Have Outlawed Single-Use Plastic Bags, But Reusable ‘Green’ Bags Can Carry Coronavirus

Like so many other ‘progressive’ policies, these green policies are slamming face-first into the wall of ‘unintended consequences’. This one is running afoul of the Wuhan Flu panic.

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PET Recycling: Toward a Circular Economy

In order to use PET responsibly and sustainably, we absolutely must learn how to treat its resulting waste by recycling.

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Sustainable Smart Street Lights

Communities choose municipal LED street lighting for sustainability with economic benefits. Smart poles can deliver wifi, video streams, air monitors, traffic control.

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Soil pollution, a barrier for sustainable development –

As the world evolves with the advent of new technologies and increasingly invasive agricultural practices, we continue to actively pursue the development of new types of industries while still dependent on existing ones.

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Best Practices for creating Maritime Sustainability Reports

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has launched what it claims is the first sector-specific Maritime Sustainability Reporting Guide. The Guide provides a practical framework, including best practices, for creating a maritime sustainability report for both…

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Dow Designs Packaging to Promote a Circular Economy

Dow’s strategy to advance a circular economy for plastics involves forging partnerships with tech developers to tap into cutting-edge processes.

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Airbus Engineers Bring Sustainable Aviation to Reality

Airbus Engineers Bring Sustainable Aviation to Reality – With todayÂ’s first-ever observance of the World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development, Airbus is highlighting the contributions of engineers across the company to a more sustainable aviation industry.

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The Skier Sustainability Code

Do you know the Skier Sustainability Code? It’s guidance for each of us, the over 10 million skiers and riders in the US, to help save snow and the planet.

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Airbus Engineers Bring Sustainable Aviation to Reality

Airbus Engineers Bring Sustainable Aviation to Reality – With todayÂ’s first-ever observance of the World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development, Airbus is highlighting the contributions of engineers across the company to a more sustainable aviation industry.

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NRG’s CEO talks sustainability to investors

“Our sustainability philosophy is guided by three core principles: accountability, transparency and engagement.”…

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Jobs and business news: Colliers International; Sustainability Victoria; Bioregional Australia Foundation

In a sign that things could be getting more interesting for sustainability in the commercial office sector,  Colliers International has a brand-new sustainability team in the real estate management business.

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Circular economy village life: Pipedream or solution to all our woes?  

Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views…

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Circular Economy series #7: Nouvelle-Aquitaine –

We are half way through our series on Circular Economy, explaining the opportunities for Dutch organisations in French regions. Out of 13 French regions that we blog about every week, lucky number 7 is: Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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Sustainable Business Covered podcast: An International Women’s Day 2020 special

The Sustainable Business Covered podcast returns for an 82nd episode and, to mark International Women’s Day (IWD) 2020, features exclusive interviews with the women leading the drive to decarbonise the built environment, achieve gender equality in…

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Using Video To Promote Sustainable Tourism

Travel accounts for 10% of the world’s economy, with a record 1.4 billion overseas trips being made in 2019 – a growth of 5% on the previous year.

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EU-Africa strategy and circular economy plan

The European Commission is set to unveil the EU-Africa and the circular economy strategy this week. Additionally, MEPs will hold the plenary session in Brussels after the president David Sassoli cancelled the plenary in Strasbourg due to the coronavirus o…

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Intergravity pioneers sustainable, anti-bacterial fashion

Intergravity is reducing the need to do laundry as often by introducing a line of sustainable clothing that is also anti-bacterial. See the collection here.

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Supply Chain Sustainability: If a leopard can’t change its spots, can supply chains ever be sustainable?

The phrase “a leopard can never change its spots” is used to suggest that it is impossible for someone or something to change its innate nature, no matter how hard they try. Could the same be suggested for supply chains when it comes to sustainability?

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The PCPC’s focus on science, safety, and sustainability

At the start of March, the Personal Care Products Council held its annual meeting event, complete with educational panels, keynotes, and breakout sessions. This year’s topic was sustainability. And Cosmetics Design was there to connect with the experts, hear from industry insiders and allies, and…

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California’s governance innovation for groundwater sustainability

For the past several years, California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act has been the talk, not only of the town and of the state, but also of the national and international groundwater and environmental policy community.

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With the ban of single-use plastic bags in New York, FEMAIL rounds up stylish sustainable totes

In an effort to reduce waste, New York joined California and Hawaii on the ban of single-use plastic bags. FEMAIL rounds up stylish recyclable totes.

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Environment Agency planning to declare Abu Dhabi free of single-use plastic bags by 2021

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi today announced a new policy to reduce the amount of single use plastic material in Abu Dhabi and mitigate its harmful effects.The comprehensive policy, which is the first-of-its-kind in the region, aims to keep plastics…

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Aisling Duffy Designs on sustainability and identity –

Walking into Dublin Barista School, I grab a coffee for Duffy and myself. Duffy, true to form, provides her reusable cup while I, tail between my legs, opt for the compostable paper vessels provided by the coffee shop.

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What is the circular economy?

The concept of the circular economy has been around for decades, but this sustainable way of doing business is getting a boost from a new breed of environmentally aware consumers.

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‘Green favela’ fights to live sustainably in Brazil | AFP

At first glance, it looks like any other shantytown in Brazil: a precarious jumble of tin-roof shacks and shoddy streets.
But look closer, and the community garden, rainwater harvesting system and environmental education program are visible too: This “favela” is remarkably green.
 
On the outskirts of Sao Paulo, a concrete jungle of 12 million people, the impoverished community of Vila Nova Esperanca (Village of New Hope) is fighting to be a model of sustainable living.