Qantas just announced a new initiative that could make it the world’s first airline to reuse, recycle and compost at least 75% of its waste by the end of 2021.
Conscious consumers are championing the resale of goods to reduce waste and extend the active life of garments and other products, and innovators in the retail sector are responding. The transient ownership of goods is an emerging trend that has been on the radar of Flux Trends since 2012. “The growth of sustainable consumption seems to be reaching its tipping point and accelerating as more people understand the environmental impact of waste and strive to support the circular economy,” says founder Dion Chang. “For the fashion industry, 2020 is going to be like a cleaver, dividing it into before and after. Some environmentally conscious consumers who feel concerned about so much waste and throw-away culture are now looking for an alternative to the traditional fashion retailers. The drive to lengthen the lifespan of a garment, in turn, has accelerated slow fashion, the circular economy, and sustainability,” adds Chang.
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A Tesla Cybertruck has been sighted in California with an updated design, Drive Tesla Canada reported. The article noted that Jesse Sandoval spotted the Cybertruck and told them the photo was taken at the Castle Airport in Atwater, California — just two hours from the Fremont factory. What’s notable are the side mirrors on this particular Cybertruck. When I was at Tesla’s AI Day event, the Cybertruck I took photos of did not have any side mirrors. That is how the Cybertruck has always been seen when spotted out in public up till now. The video shows that Tesla has updated the prototype.
As circular economy thinking takes hold among policy makers, civil servants and scientists, policy is tending towards circular as a strategy to reach environmental objectives. Hopes are that production systems will continue to deliver and indeed grow economically, but with far less material and fossil energy intensity. This article explains why that might not be so easy and offers a way forward.