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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.
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,
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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A trend towards using plastic parts in electrical and electronic goods is causing a headache for the recycling industry…
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…
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….
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.
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’.
A new mattress recycling facility, the first of its kind in Scotland, has opened on the outskirts of Edinburgh.
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.