Continue Reading... E-waste charges drop, but will not disappear | Stuff.co.nz

E-waste charges drop, but will not disappear | Stuff.co.nz

Palmerston North trial delayed while the effect of lower charges is tested.

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Continue Reading... Take action on e-waste for Earth Day

Take action on e-waste for Earth Day

Just shy of 50 million tonnes of e-waste will be produced globally in this year. Earth Day is a global moment of civic and political action to protect our shared home.

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Continue Reading... E-Waste Microfactory Turns Waste into 3D Printer Filament

E-Waste Microfactory Turns Waste into 3D Printer Filament

Many people struggle with trying to be good environmental stewards – while not being hoarders at the same time. I’ve been guilty of holding on to things that I should throw away, just because I haven’t yet found a way to recycle them.

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Continue Reading... Electronic Devices Outnumber Humans & Trigger a Surge in E-Waste

Electronic Devices Outnumber Humans & Trigger a Surge in E-Waste

The widespread innovations in modern digital technology have a devastating downside to it: the accumulation of over 50 million tonnes of electronics waste (e-waste) globally every year. And that’s greater in weight than all of the world’s commercial airliners ever made, or enough Eiffel Towers to fill the borough of Manhattan in New York city, warns a new report released at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos,

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Continue Reading... E-Waste Recycler Sentenced To Over A Year In Prison For Fixing Old PC’s and Selling Them

E-Waste Recycler Sentenced To Over A Year In Prison For Fixing Old PC’s and Selling Them

A computer technician has been sentenced to prison for selling restore disks for computers after he was targeted by Microsoft for allegedly taking away from their profits.

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Continue Reading... Millennial Bug

Millennial Bug

Millennials are now the largest demographic in the workforce, which has led to changing trends in consumer behaviour as their spending power increases. So how will the habits of millennials shape our circular economy aspirations?

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Continue Reading... Warnings over children’s health as recycled e-waste comes back as plastic toys | Guardian Sustainable Business

Warnings over children’s health as recycled e-waste comes back as plastic toys | Guardian Sustainable Business

A trend towards using plastic parts in electrical and electronic goods is causing a headache for the recycling industry…

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Continue Reading... Biogas – Meridiam Backs Evergaz Biogas Projects

Biogas – Meridiam Backs Evergaz Biogas Projects

This partnership is consistent with the cooperation between Evergaz and Meridiam, initiated in Germany in 2017, when the companies acquired two biogas plants with a capacity of 1,400 Nm3/h of biomethane and 950 kWel.

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Continue Reading... Finland’s long, hard road to creating a circular economy

Finland’s long, hard road to creating a circular economy

A visit to a state of the art rubbish dump serving Helsinki shows that even in the greenest of nations, tackling waste is a complex problem…

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Continue Reading... Scotland Launches £1m Grants to Businesses with ‘Big Ideas’ to Cut Food Waste

Scotland Launches £1m Grants to Businesses with ‘Big Ideas’ to Cut Food Waste

In Scotland grants of up to £1 million are being made available to businesses with ‘big ideas’ about how to cut food waste and help them bring concepts to market….

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Continue Reading... Let Europe export only the practices we are proud of – Zero Waste Europe

Let Europe export only the practices we are proud of – Zero Waste Europe

hen I travel outside Europe I’m happy to see the positive image that our little continent projects in terms of producing quality products and establishing progressive environmental legislation. Of course, that doesn’t mean that Europe is a perfect model, and we are well aware of our own contradictions: the way European countries export their waste to other regions without taking into account the impact it will have, or the double standards applied by certain European companies when they operate abroad, are just some of them.

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Continue Reading... MFR18 goes Circular!

MFR18 goes Circular!

Circular Economy: The Centre of The Calls fomr Makers, Universities and Research Institute in every topics . Deadline is July 7 . Learn More!

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Continue Reading... $1.3 trillion voice for sustainability

$1.3 trillion voice for sustainability

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is stepping up its efforts to support the circular economy. At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, the WBCSD launched the Factor 10 initiative. Supported by 30 companies, with combined revenues of $1.3 trillion, it will strive to transform how ‘business produces, uses and disposes of the materials that make up global trade by moving away from the traditional take-make-dispose economic model to one that is regenerative by design’.

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Continue Reading... Mattress recycler bids good night to Scottish waste nightmare – The Scotsman

Mattress recycler bids good night to Scottish waste nightmare – The Scotsman

A new mattress recycling facility, the first of its kind in Scotland, has opened on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

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Continue Reading... European Water Producers Make Circular Economy Pledge

European Water Producers Make Circular Economy Pledge

The European Federation of Bottled Waters (EFBW) has announced four industry-wide pledges that aim to increase the collection of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles and the use of recycled PET. This will accelerate the shift towards a more circular economy, it says.

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Continue Reading... Davos: Leaders urged to tackle ‘circularity gap’ in world resources

Davos: Leaders urged to tackle ‘circularity gap’ in world resources

Just a fraction of global resources are re-used according to new research – but can we close the loop in time? In October a major UN report confirmed what most of the climate world already knew: that the carbon reduction pledges made by nations at the Paris Summit in 2015 are insufficient if the world is to avert dangerous global warming. 

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Continue Reading... Ellen MacArthur’s boat takes to sea again thanks to the circular economy!

Ellen MacArthur’s boat takes to sea again thanks to the circular economy!

November 4, 2018, Romain Pilliard will start the Route du Rhum with a legendary trimaran and renovated using circular economy principles !

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Continue Reading... Circular Economy Major Talking Point as Club of Rome Celebrates 50th Anniversary « Markets & Policy « Waste Management World

Circular Economy Major Talking Point as Club of Rome Celebrates 50th Anniversary « Markets & Policy « Waste Management World

Resource use and the need for a move to a circular economy are key themes at the Club of Rome’s 50th anniversary conference being held today.

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Continue Reading... Circular Economy Benefits To UK Economy Highlighted In Veolia Report

Circular Economy Benefits To UK Economy Highlighted In Veolia Report

The growing success of the circular economy, and the real benefits the approach is delivering to the UK economy has been highlighted with the publication of Veolia’s latest Sustainability Report.

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Continue Reading... Nissan revs up latest electric van

Nissan revs up latest electric van

New NV300 Concept van turns electric vehicle into a mobile workshop…

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