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Circular economy is the future of wood fuel production in Cameroon

The circular economy is an economic and industrial model that keeps products in circulation for as long as possible to promote sustainability…

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The Covid-19 recovery requires a “resilient circular economy”

As governments look for ways to move forward, they can do so without “straying from their low-carbon commitments by implementing circular economy strategies”, says the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

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Will behaviour change be key to the success or failure of the circular economy?

Our expert panel, drawn from different consumer engagement perspectives, discusses if localism will drive local success, how we can effectively support consumers to make the right choices and what has worked to reduce contamination and drive better acceptance of circular economy solutions through…

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Smart Buildings | Sustainable Energy

Buildings can be a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, but some people are putting in place building blocks for a sustainable future. This episode takes a look at innovations in the construction industry that are changing the way we live, work and play.

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Creating a Circular Economy in the Great Lakes Region

The U.S.Chamber of Commerce Foundation, with research and database expertise from Guidehouse, produced a first-of-its-kind report to showcase the economic and environmental value of the circular econ…

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Henkel says new coatings fit into circular economy

Following last year’s launch of its RE range, which is “designed for recycling”, the company has since expanded the line-up to include both hot- and cold-sealable coatings for paper. Those products are certified as paper-recycling compatible.  Loctite Liofol HS 2809-22 RE is a coating covering a large variety of applications – from hygiene products and tea bags to industrial hardware pouches and chocolate overwraps. Loctite Liofol CS 22-422 RE also covers applications such as collection cards, cereal bars, biscuit packaging, frozen foods and ice-cream.

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‘If the land isn’t worked, it decays’: Tunisia’s battle to keep the desert at bay | Environmental sustainability

With vast swaths of Tunisia’s countryside turning to desert, the race is on to ensure there is land left to cultivate…

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Will the circular economy transition also boost resilience?

New analysis by Circle Economy confirms the mutually reinforcing nature of the two concepts, but advises caution around some of the circular economy practices, trends, and prerequisites that–if not managed properly–could weaken a system’s resilience.

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A Spate of Lawsuits Is Targeting Art Schools for Failing to Comply With Disability Act Standards

A deaf man in New York is accusing five art and design colleges of failing to provide closed captioning in videos on their websites.

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Waste not, want not: Moving towards the circular economy

The COVID-19 slowdown is a chance to reset our materials economy along more sustainable lines. With the recession having arrived, Australians might be open to rethinking their habit of buying a new item instead of repairing the old.

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How Ikea is working to become a fully circular economy business by 2030 – Sustainability

The furniture and homewares group aims to speed up its transition to a circular economy through its strategic partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation…

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MIWA’s Circular Economy: Reusable Food Packaging

Food packaging waste is one of the most pervasive yet unavoidable forms of waste. MIWA has created a reusable food packaging and dispensing product with a data driven processing system.I interviewed MIWA’s founder and CEO, Petr Baca, to learn more about it. …

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Plastic recycling: could a circular economy be the way to a sustainable future? | The sustainable shelf

Experts often talk about moving our current economy to a circular one – but what does that mean?We look at the possible life cycle of a plastic disinfectant bottle to explore the concept…

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Building the digital infrastructure for a circular economy | Greenbiz

Eon, an IoT platform, is working with the fashion companies and retailers to minimize waste and build the infrastructure for circular business models. …

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Experts Find K-12 Online Education Can Be Appropriate for Most Special Needs Students

School closures due to COVID-19 have separated more than seven million K-12 special needs students from support they receive in the classroom, but online learning can be appropriate for most of those students if teachers and parents work as a team to provide each one with what he or she needs, according to a new report published by Pioneer Institute and ASU Prep Digital.

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Berlin’s House of Materialisation Is the Circular Economy’s Answer to a Hardware Store

Build and create sustainably with used materials from Berlin’s circular hardware store, Haus der Materialisierung (HdM), created in collaboration with designers, makers and researchers to create a lasting solution to construction waste.

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Global partnership with Huhtamaki on circular economy innovation

Huhtamaki and WasteAid announce global partnership to drive community-level circular economy innovation in key locations Global sustainable food packaging leader Huhtamaki and international charity WasteAid have announced a €900,000 (£800,000) partnership to drive community-level circular economy innovation in Vietnam, India and South Africa for a two-year period.  To mark its 100-year anniversary, Huhtamaki is donating €3 million to global sustainability initiatives with a local impact – acting today, educating for tomorrow and funding innovation for the future, making a difference where it matters most to help address global sustainability challenges and build circular economy initiatives.