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WASTED – How to create local welfare from waste management | Cooperative City

Based in Amsterdam since 2008, CITIES Foundation has been working to address global urban development problems by implementing solutions at the local level. CITIES first research project, Farming the City, has evolved into a social enterprise for local food distribution service, Foodlogica. In 2017, CITIES published “The Wasted City,” a book exploring models of circular economy to manage waste, starting from plastic food packaging. 

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Bottled water & soft drinks sector aim to eliminate plastic packaging waste by 2030

The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and a group of leading bottled water and soft drink manufacturers have laun…

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MPs Launch Enquiry Into Sustainability Of Fashion Industry

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has launched an enquiry into the sustainability of the clothing sector, and will look at a number of factors including carbon, resource use and water footprint throughout the lifecycle of clothing.

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Energy Live News – Energy Made Easy – EU experts set out green finance recommendations

A team of experts have set out the recommendations for greening the EU’s financial policies to help unlock investments in meeting climate targets. The High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (HLEG)

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How Pinatex makes leather from pineapple fibre –

Pinatex is a sustainable alternative leather made out of the waste parts of a pineapple plant. It’s one of those ideas that’s good for people and for the planet, improving incomes for farmers and producing a true circular economy material.

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Government Urged To Harness Innovation To Encourage Repair & Reuse

Calls to consider new incentives and VAT reductions for repair activities and to encourage take-up of innovative digital technologies that can support repair, are among the recommendations to Government in a new report from techUK.

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Canary Wharf Group to trial reCUP

Canary Wharf Group is to start conducting trials for Smart Planet Technology’s reCUP in a bid to increase recycling rates.

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Chinese waste ban ‘wake-up call’ for European recycling

The EU has a trash problem. It used to ship 60% of plastics and 13% of paper collected for recycling to China, but Beijing has decided to curb its appetite for foreign waste.  Last July China notified the WTO that it will ban imports of 24 categories of waste starting from January 2018, including plastics and mixed papers, and plans a total phase-out of waste imports by 2019, citing environmental concerns.

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From restorative to regenerative sustainability: State of Art and visions for Regenerative Heritage

By Egla Luca, Ivan Sulc and Edeltraud Haselsteiner  …

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A plan for plastics – EURACTIV.com

This article is part of our special report Packaging and the environment. The EU is losing 95% of the value of the plastics it produces. But the European Commission has a strategy to make plastic packaging more sustainable, both environmentally and economically. Last month, the Commission put forward one the most eagerly anticipated environmental files of this term.

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waste no more

Heat Map design by Sigi Ahl Edelkoort observes how DesignWork blurs the boundaries between design, textiles and activism, fueling a new creative momentum for the company, calling it “A lifestyle brand found in the debris of overconsumption.

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Food waste’s second life | Veolia

What if the leftovers on our plates could have a second life? Learn about all the ingenious initiatives that boost the food waste circular economy.

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“A Little More Recycling” Not Enough To Make Ireland’s Plastic Economy Circular

Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will target the “most pressing” waste prevention priorities facing Ireland, including plastics, as part of its National Waste Prevention Programme, it was heard at the EPA conference in Dublin.

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Gen Z cares less about environment than predecessors | The Budapest Business Journal on the web

Generation Z in Hungary is lagging behind the older generations in caring about the environment, with one third of surveyed Gen Zers dismissing the protection of the environment as unimportant and declining to recycle waste, according to a survey by online retail site Jófogás.

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Lawmakers are pushing gadget manufacturers with Right to Repair | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Lawmakers want smartphone manufacturers to go green by making their products easier to fix with the Right to Repair movement. Read on to find out more!