A recent workshop in Gdansk, Poland, as part of the BONUS RETURN project showcased technological innovations centred around nutrient recovery and reuse in the Baltic Sea region and discussed what’s needed to develop the sector. The phrase “reduce, reuse, recycle and recover” summarizes the idea behind the circular economy. Collaboration between companies or sectors aimed at symbiosis – where waste or waste by-products become a resource for something else – is central to business models that help build a circular economy.
While chemical recycling opens new possibilities for the circular economy, only a full lifecycle approach will be able to determine the real environmental benefits in terms of saved energy and global warming emissions, a senior EU official has said.
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…
Li-Cycle Named to the World Circular Economy Forum’s List of Circular Economy Solutions Inspiring the World
Li-Cycle Corp. (Li-Cycle), a leading lithium-ion battery resource recovery company, today announced that it has been named to Sitra’s Inspiring Circular Economy Solutions from Around the Globe ahead of the 2020 World Circular Economy Forum Online (WCEFonline). The WCEFonline, scheduled to run September 29 and 30, is a fully virtual event that will dive into why and how a circular economy can help to reboot and build resilience in the global economy.
In the past year, DS Smith has worked closely with the Foundation as a pilot partner of its circular economy tool, Circulytics. The tool works to measure circularity in a simple and effective way, allowing for companies to hold a mirror up to their business practices and better their internal processes.
Save the date: 2020 Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference After some delay due to the COVID-19 crisis, we are pleased to invite you to save…
Many products just aren’t built to last and it’s often a deliberate choice by the manufacturers known as planned obsolescence. Now enter the antidote – the circular economy, where products are kept in circulation for as long as possible.
THE SUSTAINABILITY CONSORTIUM JOINS U.S. PLASTICS PACT, COMMITTING TO MEET AMBITIOUS CIRCULAR ECONOMY GOALS BY 2025
Led by The Recycling Partnership and World Wildlife Fund in partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the U.S.Read more »…
But what exactly are the implications of donating material in these difficult times? And does it offer an opportunity for us to reconsider the importance of reuse in delivering a circular economy and supporting sustainability?
Louise Grantham, chief executive, REPIC, looks at the impact of Covid-19 and the rise of the circular economy in the WEEE sector, saying the pandemic has highlighted the reliance we place on global supply chains and markets, and their inherent fragility.
The linear economy is currently the standard practice in every sector of our economies. Real estate is no exception. Decades of mass-production created the conditions of the mass-disposal model we live in where throwing away is easier, faster and costless than fixing.
In March this year, the European Commission released its new Circular Economy Action Plan for a cleaner and more competitive Europe. The aim is to encourage sustainable use of resources, reduce waste and build a “climate-neutral, resource-efficient and competitive economy.”
Many people are calling for a just, green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Investing in natural solutions to climate change, restoring damaged and fragmented ecosystems, strengthening the social safety net and rethinking flawed economic systems would make us more resilient to current and…
The Investors in Peace Academy published two new titles under the category of Peace with the Earth. Each E-book is free to download (you will need to register for updates but you can opt out at any time.) What drives firms to linear and extractive practices?