What is the circular economy?
The concept of the circular economy has been around for decades, but this sustainable way of doing business is getting a boost from a new breed of environmentally aware consumers.
Revolutionary step forward in global sustainable food tech | Australian Food News
An international company driven by a leading Australian businesswoman is on the cusp of a global revolutionary change in the food technology and packaging sector. Zehnder Technologies is set to launch of a sustainable range of Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP) and packaging products to tackle the world’s environmental problems.
Mattel Launches Toy Recycling Program ‘PlayBack’ | Dieline – Design, Branding & Packaging Inspiration
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EU Votes to Ban 10 Types of Single-use Plastics by 2021
Banned items will include food and beverage containers made of expanded polystyrene and all products made of oxo-degradable plastic.
Crain Launches Sustainable Plastics Brand
Sustainable Plastics will provide news and information that impact consumer and industrial brands, manufacturers, governments, the plastics industry and more.
5 Opportunities of a Circular Economy
More than 100 billion tons of resources enter the economy every year – everything from metals, minerals and fossil fuels to organic materials from plants and animals. Just 8.6% gets recycled and used again. Use of resources has tripled since 1970 and could double again by 2050 if business continues as usual. We would need 1.5 Earths to sustainably support our current resource use. This rampant consumption has devastating effects for humans, wildlife and the planet. It is more urgent than ever to shift from linear, use-it-up-and-throw-it-away models to a circular economy: where waste and pollution are designed out, products and materials are kept in use for longer, and natural systems can regenerate. A circular economy isn’t just about fixing environmental wrongs, though: Evidence shows it can bring big opportunities and positive impacts across industries, sectors and lives.