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Taking it from the Top: What makes an activist CEO?

Digital opinion analysis uncovers a demand from consumers for CEOs to take a stand on social issues with global implications. Could this signal a new age of corporate sustainability commitments? As the world becomes increasingly politically polarised and some governments abandon sustainable initiatives consumers are now looking towards CEOs and their companies to spearhead sustainability.

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Product reuse and longer lifespans hold untapped potential to cut waste in Europe

Information on the environment for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public…

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Research finds 89% of people think packaging should change for recyclability

Resource management company Veolia has released new research which has found that 89% of people believe packaging should change to be easier to recycle.

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The rise of clean technologies in Slovakia

Some startups are interested in innovations that reduce negative impacts on the environment.

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EU Green Week 2018

EU Green Week will explore ways in which the EU is helping cities to become better places to live and work. 2018 theme is ‘Green cities for a greener future’.

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A Practical Approach to Circular Buildings –

A new strategic framework has been developed through a collaboration with the Dutch Green Building Society (DGBC), Metabolic, SGS Search and Circle Economy that defines circular buildings.It describes indicators that could be included in the sustainable certificate BREEAM-NL to better evaluate circ…

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Eni signed an agreement to boost the collection of used vegetable oil

Italian oil giant Eni signed an agreement with Utilitalia (the federation of public owned energy, water and environmental companies) and CONOE (the Italian consortium for the collection and treatment of oil and used vegetable and animal and fat) to boost the collection of used vegetable oil produced in the homes of Eni’s employees.

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Off-grid EV charging? AFC Energy unveils mobile hydrogen fuel cell system

AFC Energy unveils off-grid EV charging system which it claims is first in the world powered by hydrogen fuel cell technology…

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Absolut Vodka Touts Transparency with Naked Campaign

Absolut is calling attention to its supply chain transparency and sustainability efforts in a video ad campaign released this week. With the tagline “the vodka with nothing to hide,” the Swedish company’s video about the local production process features completely naked — and strategically blurred out — employees and farmers. “We only use wheat that comes from around Åhus, Sweden,” our nude guide Gunnar tells the camera. “And we know each farmer by name. Hey Lars!”

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Teaching Our Keepers

A new Grand Council Treaty 3 education program is taking on climate change with an action-based approach. Kiizhik School is one of 12 partner schools taking part in the Teaching Our Keepers program, a holistic and science-based education component that will teach Anishinaabe students about climate change, its effects on traditional ways of life and how to combat it.

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50 million tonnes of e-waste could triple by 2050 without “dematerialisation”

$62.5bn is lost in 50 million tonnes of electronic waste a year, but tech can help the process of dematerialisation, changing physical assets to electronic.

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Smart packaging and digital innovation: rising stars showcased at PCD

Here, we present a roundup of some of the key players. WooDoo​ WooDoo is a cleantech player that has created ‘bionic wood’. Its patented tech follows over half a decade of research, and consists of a new wood material: waterproof, 300% more stiff, fire-retardant and translucent. Based on the circular economy principles, this material is “about to make a change in the construction industry, tackling tomorrow’s zero net carbon cities,” according to Climate KIC​.

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Aldi Italia Announces Strategy To Minimise Packaging Waste

Aldi Italia has announced a new strategy – Aldi, Mission Im-Ballo! Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – for the reduction and reuse of packaging waste.In line with its social res…

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Plastic Energy Limited Expands on Two Existing Commercial Scale Recycling Plants in Spain

Plastic Energy Limited, a company with a process to recycle plastic waste into alternative fuels and oil, has set up a Technology HQ in London with the aim of establishing a global business.

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At Scotland’s Heart

This year’s Scottish Resources Conference saw lively debates on Extended Producer Responsibility and a Deposit Return Scheme for Scotland – which is intended to sit at the heart of the country’s circular economy ambitions.