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Primark’s masterclass in sustainability | News

Ensuring collaboration rather than competition, knowing your supply chains and investing in the future will drive sustainability in the fast fashion market, Katharine Stewart, ethical trade and environmental sustainability director at Primark, told Drapers Sustainable Fashion 2020 today. …

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EU unveils circular economy plan 2.0, drawing mixed reactions

The European Commission unveiled its new circular economy action plan on Wednesday (11 March), confirming the EU’s intention of halving municipal waste by 2030, and suggesting to offer consumers a new “right to repair” for computers and smartphones.

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Europe Circular Economy Action Plan necessary beauty and cosmetics impact

The European Commission has adopted its latest Circular Economy Action Plan for Europe; a necessary move but one that will prove challenging for the beauty industry, says Cosmetics Europe.

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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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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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Farm to Fork leak, circular economy plan and COVID-19

The latest draft of the Farm to Fork strategy, obtained by EURACTIV, features a few notable changes from the previous version, including an emphasis on the possible role of animal farming in the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and on options for animal welfare labelling.

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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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Stanford urges everyone to ‘Say Goodbye to Single Use’

During its annual conservation campaign, Sustainable Stanford is encouraging everyone on campus to “say goodbye” to drinking and dining items designed to be used once and thrown away, such as plastic utensils, and switch to their reusable counterparts.

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70% of supply chain leaders plan to invest in the circular economy

The large majority – 70% – of supply chain leaders are planning to invest in the circular economy over the next 18 months, according to a recent survey.

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Communications, Environment Ministries renew cooperation with Swiss Embassy for e-waste recycling

e-waste – Talaat said that the increasing rates of digitisation and the trend towards digital transformation within the framework of the strategy of building Egypt’s digital infrastructure has become necessary to adopt scientific methods for the safe disposal of electronic and computing waste in…

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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.