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Davos: Circular economy opportunities and everything else you may have missed

Over the past few days, sustainability professionals have been bombarded with reports and announcements as more than 3,000 business leaders, policymakers, thought leaders and Matt Damon gathered in Davos for the World Economic Forum (WEF).

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It’s the clean economy, stupid

The new Rhodium Group report highlights rising emissions — indicative of a growing economy, but lack of drawdown solutions.

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Safe to buy refurbished devices? Why this startup thinks it’s better than buying new

Startup Back Market believes it’s changing consumers’ perceptions of refurbished products.

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Announcing Our Web of Inconvenient Truths: The Internet, Energy Use, Toxic Waste and Climate Change

Article: Announcing Our Web of Inconvenient Truths: The Internet, Energy Use, Toxic Waste and Climate Change – A new book from Rudolf Steiner Books about the Internet and climate change: Our Web of Inconvenient Truths: The Internet, Energy Use, Toxic Waste and Climate Change…

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Packaging a ‘key product attribute’ as plastic backlash continues

Three quarters of shoppers across Europe express a desire for products with environmentally friendly packaging as concern over the impact of plastic on the environment continues to mount.

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Noba, a barrier that uses recycled tires to soundproof and colors the public space

Tires are easy to remold, easy to transport, and easy to install because they are extremely light – as well as being easy to maintain, which makes them durable too. 300 billion. The number of tires produced annually worldwide. And potentially as many that have to be recycled. Since 2003, a European directive has banned sending them to landfill with the specific aim of transforming them for other uses.

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Will FIFA ditch US bid for sustainable Morocco? No!

With the FIFA World Cup kicking off in Russia tomorrow, you may have missed the news that football’s governing body will today decide on the host for the 2026 event.The governing body have to decide between a North American joint bid comprising Mexico, the United States and Canada which promises …

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5 Easy Ways YOU Can Save the Planet

The fact that climate change is an ever growing, man-made risk is shockingly still a divisive debate among the general public, with most people unable to grasp the severity of the situation and how they’re contributing to it.

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Indorama Ventures acquires PET facilities in the US and Germany

Indorama Ventures is expanding its plastic manufacturing and recycling capabilities with the purchase of new facilities in the US and Germany.

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Roadmap To Eliminating Plastic Waste From Drinks Value Chain

The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and a group of leading bottled water and soft drink manufacturers have set out a roadmap to eliminate plastic packaging waste from the bottled water and soft drinks value chain by 2030.

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CP Foods looks to reduce plastic use as part of packaging pledge

CP Foods aims for all its packaging to be reusable, recyclable, upcyclable or compostable by 2025 in Thailand and by 2030 for its overseas operations.

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Climate for Change : Change creates new opportunities

We want to help build an economy where resources are valued.It’s a message with an environmental heart but also a hard-headed business sense…

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Defra Moves Forward With Deposit Return Scheme

A deposit return scheme intended to increase recycling rates and “slash the amount of waste polluting our land and seas” will be introduced in England, subject to consultation later this year, it was confirmed by Defra today. UK consumers go through an estimated 13bn plastic drinks bottles a year, but more than 3bn aren’t being recycled, with some ending up as litter on the streets and in the marine environment. 

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Victoria commits to “recyclables first” procurement policy

Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views…

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‘Not enough action from EU on plastic’ | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 17.01.2018

Not enough action from EU on plastic’ On the heels of the EU plastics strategy, which includes making plastic packaging recyclable by 2030, DW spoke with the environment minister of Sweden, who has pushed for stronger measures to manage plastic waste. Plastic pollution is a great threat for marine wildlife and ocean ecosystems The first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics was adopted Tuesday as part of the European Union transition toward a circular economy.