Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary With Over 25% Reduction Of Single-Use Plastic In A Year
Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts celebrates its 25th Anniversary and Earth Day 2019 with over 25% groupwide reduction of single-use plastic in a year. The Group announced a pledge against single-use plastic in support of Earth Day 2018 theme End Plastic Pollution.
“Consumer is the Key to Circular Economy”: Join in with the Fourth International E-Waste Day and Raise Public Awareness of E-Waste
This year’s International E-Waste Day (#ewasteday), taking place on 14 October, will focus on the crucial part each of us, as consumers and as citizens, has in making circularity a reality for e-products. According to the UN, in 2021 each person on the planet will produce on average 7.6 kg of e-waste, meaning that a massive 57.4 million tonnes will be generated worldwide. Only 17.4 per cent of this electronic waste containing a mixture of harmful substances and precious materials will be recorded as being properly collected, treated and recycled. Many initiatives are undertaken to tackle this growing concern, but none of them can be fully effective without the active role and correct education of consumers.
This Household Heater Is a Sleek & Sustainable Radiator
Along with a gorgeous design, the Koleda SOLUS+ Household Heater offers a smart and cost-efficient way to warm your home.
Lawmakers back mandatory targets in EU circular economy action plan – EURACTIV.com
The motion, which passed with 574 votes in favour, 22 against and 95 abstentions, urges the European Commission to set binding 2030 targets for materials use and consumption footprint of all products placed on the EU market. It also calls on the EU executive to introduce product-specific standards for recycled materials to be incorporated into new products placed on the EU market. “If we continue to use all these natural resources at this speed by 2050, we won’t need one planet, we’ll need three,” said Jan Huitema, a Dutch liberal MEP who authored the Parliament’s report. “It’s much better to make sure that the waste we would otherwise burn or dump, that we use it as a valuable raw material to make new products,” he said.
DACHSER is committed to sustainable corporate policies which this family-owned enterprise pursues with great commitment and consciousness of its responsibilities. As a central pillar of DACHSER’s corporate philosophy and value system, these policies provide orientation, identification and stability both within and without.
Arts and the Circular Economy: Theatre & Film
Across the theatre and film sector, companies are working towards reducing the environmental impact of their work and making it more sustainable. Theatres are hosting environmental awareness activities, performances and implementing sustainable methods of running a venue. Whereas the film industry in particular through the BFI is encouraging filmmakers to incorporate sustainable practices throughout production. Here I take a look at some of these activities and in particular how the sectors are moving beyond a ‘take, make, dispose’ economy and towards a circular economy, where all materials are treated as precious resources, with nothing thrown away.