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Transformational change through a circular economy

Moving a system towards circularity requires a collective effort from all sectors and stakeholders: businesses, governments and the general public, within a wide range of fields such as industry, agriculture and energy production. Policy stakeholders at different levels have introduced circular economies with varying degrees of success. What are the benefits of circularity? Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions…

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Award for circular economy startups opens for entries

The annual Green Alley Award for businesses that are part of the circular economy is on the hunt for the most innovative ways of tackling Europe’s waste…

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Policy enablers to accelerate the circular economy

The world is facing the deleterious impacts of climate change as a result of unsustainable depletion of resources and business as usual operations. To ensure our survivability, we need to relook into our system and rethink our operations. Material extraction and production accounts for more than 50% of global carbon emissions, thus addressing resource use can potentially help…

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Auckland circular economy workshops

Over the past few months teams from 25 companies have been taking part in Auckland’s first circular economy series.  If you haven’t heard about it – the circular ecomony is a business model that encourages economic growth without degrading the enviroment.  The series is called xlabs and it’s being run by the agency Circularity.  We speak to Circularity co-founder Louise Nash…

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Is the circular economy the solution to creating sustainable food systems? –

The virtual Big Food Workshop, by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, is unique opportunity to look at building constructive change in food systems for healthier planet and communities.

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Accelerating the Energy Transition in the Circular Economy

This article was originally published by ENGIE Asia-Pacific and is republished with permission.  2019 has indeed been a defining year for citizen action on climate change. Environmental activist Greta Thunberg’s call for greater action has rallied support across the globe for governments and businesses to do more. 

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Coalition of CEOs Endorses Economic Roadmap for Sustainable Post-COVID Recovery

In an open letter, the group of 14 CEOs calls on governments to accelerate such a transition by recognizing and supporting purpose-first business as an emerging fourth sector of the economy.

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How to build a circular economy

We have a waste problem. The world threw away around 300 million tons of plastic in 2019, nearly equivalent to the weight of the human population. Scientists expect there could be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050.

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Toward a Circular Economy: 3D Printing with Curable Vegetable Oil

Many of us have heard of using vegetable oil for alternative sources of energy like diesel gasoline, but you may be surprised to learn that it can play a role…

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André 3000 Discusses Social Justice, Sustainable Fashion in Rare Interview

André 3000 discussed his support of the Movement for Black Lives and a new line of t-shirts he’s released to benefit the cause in a rare interview published in the Blackbird Spyplane newsletter. In addition to the social movement, he discussed sustainable fashion and his favorite piece of clothing.

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Plastic Packaging in The Circular Economy –

Here’s a short video on Plastic Packaging in the Circular Economy made by Axel Barrett, Chief Editor of Bioplastics News.

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Examples to create value in the circular economy (Cases)

Have a look at different ways to create value in the circular economy. The examples shown in this article are based on our own client cases.

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The Resiliency of Circular Economies

Circular economies are in the spotlight following the shockwaves of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the tilt in security, travel and transportation, and business operations, the focus is on how we fortify and better use our own resources. As we work to more sustainably manage finite resources and decrease pollution in our shrinking space, there is an opportunity to create economic growth through end-market development.

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Unilever renews strategic partnership with Ellen MacArthur Foundation

The renewed partnership is set to focus on “raising the ambition level in the transition towards a circular economy for plastic in the fast-moving consumer goods sector.  The collaboration will also focus on building the momentum towards creating a circular economy for food as well as fashion.  The extended partnership expands on the decade-long Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP), which focuses on how the company will “decouple growth from its environmental impact, while at the same time increasing its positive social impact.