Combating e-waste in Cameroon

Combating e-waste in Cameroon

Ericsson partners with MTN to dispose of decommissioned electronic equipment in Cameroon In 2017, Ericsson successfully gathered 53 tons of waste in Cameroon and sent to its recycling partner in South Africa Partnership helps with disposal, reduced costs and risks, as well as carbon footprint MTN Cameroon and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) have been working together successfully in 2017 under the Product Take Back program (E-waste take back) to minimize the potential environmental impact associated with the disposal of decommissioned electrical equipment. 

Circular economy offers a new vision for the fashion industry

Circular economy offers a new vision for the fashion industry

Which type of careless customer only keeps clothes for a few weeks before chucking them out when they’re barely worn? You’ve guessed it: babies. Even though the negative impacts of the fashion industry are becoming increasingly well understood, babies, toddlers and children of all ages just won’t budge. They buy new stuff, wear it just a few times and then decide they’ve had enough. 

Report finds that one garbage truck of clothing and textiles is landfilled or burned every second

Report finds that one garbage truck of clothing and textiles is landfilled or burned every second

A new textiles economy: Re-designing fashion’s future presents a radical rethink for the fashion and textiles industries – breaking away from the outdated practices that have led them to become a major source of pollution and waste. The vision explores how pioneering business models, new materials and innovative design can move those industries towards a system in which clothing lasts longer, is easier to recycle and does not release toxins or pollution.

How using blockchain can help communication and build circularity

How using blockchain can help communication and build circularity

The circular economy has become a priority for state authorities and businesses across Europe. However, most organisations that want to embrace the circular economy cannot achieve fully it by themselves. While cooperation between different entities to achieve a higher goal is certainly not new, everyone can agree that there are problems to overcome and agreements to be made. 

Advancing the Circular Economy through Shared Value

Advancing the Circular Economy through Shared Value

The need and the opportunity to transition to a circular economy—an economic model that is restorative and regenerative by design—have become clear to many industries over the last 5 years. Companies like Apple and Google are innovating or redesigning their products and services to minimize resources utilized in production and to promote reuse and recycling of their products. The scale of these efforts, however, is often constrained by barriers in the supply chain and ecosystem. For example, creating a product that is more easily recycled will do little to reduce environmental impact in the absence of recycling infrastructure or consumer awareness. Without collaborative action across sectors and across supply chains, these nascent efforts will fail to meet their full potential.

IoT and the development of a circular economy

IoT and the development of a circular economy

Few topics receive greater hype in the media today than the Internet of Things (IoT), and still a report produced by McKinsey & Co. last summer argued that the potential impact of IoT technologies might actually be understated. An estimated economic impact of $3.9-11.1 trillion a year by 2025 was the bottom line of McKinsey’s research.

Hunan Valin LY Steel Group Co., Ltd. Sustainability

Hunan Valin LY Steel Group Co., Ltd. Sustainability

Hunan Valin LY Steel Group Co., Ltd. (“LY Steel”) is an important production base for fine steel products in Central and Southern China, a backbone enterprise of Valin Group – one of China’s top ten steel companies, and a provincially administered super large state-owned enterprise in Hunan. LY Steel was established and put into production in 1958. After 57 years of development, it currently has an annual steel production capacity of 8 million tons, and possesses a production line covering the entire process from coking, sintering, steelmaking to steel rolling. It mainly produces thin hot-rolled and cold-rolled coils featuring high strength, high technology content and high added value. The “Shuangling” brand has been shortlisted as “China’s Top Ten Publicly Recognized Brands”, and recognized as a “China Famous Trademark” by the State Administration for Industry and Commerce. This project covered energy plant,steel plant , circulating water system in steel rolling milland of LY Steel, involving a total of 100 high-efficiency water pumps. After transformation, water pumps operated well and the power-saving effect was obvious.