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What happens to your old laptop? The growing problem of e-waste —

Globally, we produce 50m tonnes of toxic electronic waste every year — and the UK is one of the worst offenders.

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Merck Foundation partners with African Leaders in Sustainable Art and Interiors as part of its Sustainability Initiative – AfricanBrains

The Merck Foundation sustainability initiative plans to focus on capacity building and raising awareness in order to accelerate sustainable solutions to urban sustainability challenges. Merck Foundation Sustainability Initiative dubbed “Sustainability is a Shared Responsibility” is as a critical part of The Merck Foundation Program to address sustainability challenges in the countries of the global south and to empower youth and support their development to make the Sustainability Leaders of tomorrow.

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Kerala has taken a bold step with its ban on single-use plastics

Whether it will be successful remains to be seen; however, it is a praiseworthy step nonetheless …

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New Crowdfarming Platform Looks to Help Sustainable Farmers

Farm. Food. Life.

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Miuccia Prada Shares Outlook, Views on Sustainability –

The designer spoke about global and current topics ahead of her show.

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FrieslandCampina kicks in more cash for sustainability

Dutch dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina said it is making an annual amount of €24m available to further stimulate sustainable development on the farm.

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Passive House principles inspire this sustainable home

Australian architecture firm POLYstudio recently completed A House for All Seasons, a contemporary, energy-efficient family home.

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Plastribution to showcase sustainable materials at conference

Leading plastics raw materials distributor, Plastribution, will be holding a two-day conference on 12-13 February 2020.

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A Heritage Home, Retrofitted To The Highest Sustainability Standards

A renovated weatherboard home, with 90 per cent reduced heating and cooling costs.

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Sustainable and Timeless Top Trends

As the new decade begins, new design trends are among us. The team at Nunzio Marc DeSantis Architects (NMDA) shared some forecasts with InspireDesign about what’s ahead. Nunzio DeSantis, CEO/founder; Marc DeSantis, partner and Daniel Sacco, VP have some insight: Both hotel programming and design…

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Understanding the concept of sustainable tourism

Sustainable tourism is a concept of taking a visit to a particular location as a tourist; however, the visitor holds the intention…

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Brazilian city bans single-use plastics from businesses

Sao Paulo Mayor Bruno Covas enacted the regulation to reduce the use of disposable plastics, from cups to plates and mixer sticks…

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Letter to the Editor: USC is not meaningfully addressing sustainability

The first step in solving a problem is acknowledging there is one.That is why at the end of last semester, we, the Environmental Student Assembly and the USC Environmental Core, authored a letter to President Carol Folt asking for public disclosure of the University’s endowment investments into the…

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BlackRock focuses on sustainability

BlackRock’s CEO said that the group would focus on sustainability, exiting any investments it saw as having high sustainability-related risk.

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Sustainable consumption versus waste

How well do we utilize a variety of things that we buy? Michael Sivak looks at the data for everything from our cars to our clothes.

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edie launches best-practice guide for businesses tackling single-use plastics

edie has launched a new report, sponsored by Nestlé, that outlines the steps businesses can and should take to identify, reduce, replace and eliminate single-use plastics from their operations, supply chains and products and services.

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Firmenich Receives ‘Most Sustainable’ Recognition

Praised for its comprehensive approach to sustainability, Firmenich was named Most Sustainable Company in the Flavor and Fragrances Industry.

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Ellen MacArthur unveils tool to measure circular economy performance

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has launched a new tool that will allow businesses to measure their circular economy performance.

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A Blockchain Approach to Transparent, Sustainable, Fair Coffee

Farm. Food. Life.

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Educator Toolkit: Sustainability and Recommerce

Tomorrow’s leaders must contemplate how to solve sustainability-related crises, as well as embrace the ever-growing circular economy.

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Reconnecting with nature key for sustainability

People who live in more built up areas and spend less free-time in nature are also less likely to take actions that benefit the environment, such as recycling, buying eco-friendly products, and environmental volunteering.

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2020 Philly Chef Conference: Sustainability, Leadership and Pasta

Check out the full schedule of events for the event’s 7th year.

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EcoVadis Gets $200M Investment to Accelerate Sustainability Ratings –

Sustainability ratings firm EcoVadis received a $200 million investment from private equity firm CVC Growth Partners II to grow its reach.

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Michelin sustainable rubber criticised for deforestation

Michelin and WWF have been criticised over a rubber plantation in Indonesia which villagers say has caused deforestation and destroyed elephant habitat…

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China To Ban All Single-Use Plastics

China, one of the world’s largest consumer of plastics, just announced its plan to ban single-use plastics across the country.

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Healthy Sustainable Beverage Brands : greenhouse

greenhouse – Greenhouse is a beverage company based in Canada and it boasts the mission to create a healthy and sustainable lifestyle approach. The promotion of…

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A Peek at 3M’s Sustainable Product Portfolio

3M has extended greener product offerings across its consumer portfolio and has set an ambitious renewable energy goal.

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Green Manufacturing: The Business Benefits Of Sustainability

Green manufacturing is an excellent example of the business benefits of sustainability. Here’s how green manufacturing helps companies and our planet succeed.

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The Way To Wise, Sustainable Growth

In an Op Ed last year for The New York Times, Ruchir Sharma challenged the underpinnings of our current economic recovery by suggesting a radical idea which ought to be common sense: a healthy economy isn’t built on rising levels of debt.

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Charles Darwin University: At the forefront of sustainability

From impactful research to green campus initiatives to unique course offerings, Charles Darwin University is Australia’s top-performing university in sustainability education.

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Aveda Launches in South America With Sustainable Salon –

Aveda is ramping up its Latin America trajectory.

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Trendy, Sustainable Clutches : Cork Clutches

Cork Clutches – The makers at Sumsaara believe each product should adhere to the Sumsaara philosophy, which means “the never-ending cycle of birth, life, dea…

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Stunning, sustainable lodge blends into beautiful landscape

Surrounded by rolling hills, the Lodge in a Glade comprises two barn-inspired structures with green-roofed surfaces that appear to emerge from the earth.

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Inspirational Sustainability Trails : sustainable urban solutions

sustainable urban solutions – As the reality of climate change has been adopted by the majority, many entities, including designers and brands, are looking for ways to advocate …

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Nuun aims to eliminate 100,000 single-use cups on race courses

New speed cups will eliminate single-use cups on race courses in the Oakland area…

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Using E-Waste Management To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Buyers of tech products need to recycle their devices properly. Here is how they can lower their carbon footprint through proper e-waste management.

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Sustainability Stole the Spotlight at WSM –

The trade show, which ran Jan. 11 and 12, showcased sustainable fashion in more ways than one.

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United front ‘fractures’ on sustainable tourism

Noosa has hit a few ‘bumps’ as groups looks to ramp up its push for more sustainable tourism.

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Chicago considers polystyrene ban, limit on single-use plastics

Restaurants would be limited to recyclable, compostable containers for to-go packaging…

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Success Secrets for Sustainable Booth Building

Walking the Las Vegas convention center, post show, I waded through the mounds of plastic trash and waste. I looked around as I was walking out the door, starting to process what was happening… The convention center was packed that weekend—the entire place was full.

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PREDICTIONS 2020 Focus on sustainability – Sustainability

We’re running a series of pieces exploring predictions for how multichannel and ecommerce retail might change over the coming year. Today we consider sustainability.This has moved into the spotlight over the past year as the fast rise of climate activism has put environmental issues firmly onto the…

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31st January – Pontypridd Events & Sustainability

The new networking event for those working in the event industry, or those who book events in South WalesThis month we’re talking…

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Asda works with brands to put sustainable shopping to the test – Sustainability

The supermarket has launched a test and learn sustainability shop in its Leeds heartland as it looks to find new ways to reduce plastic – and to find out how shoppers are prepared to buy.

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Integrating Sustainability Into Supply Chains—It Takes Data –

Land O’Lakes Sustainability Director Tina May and Campbell Soup Company’s Dan Sonke discuss the insights that agtech tools like TruTerra bring to farmers.

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China will ban plastic bags, disposable utensils and single-use straws | Daily

China is one of the world’s biggest users of plastic, and the plan targets a 30 per cent reduction in disposable plastic utensils used by the takeaway food industry in major cities within five years.

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Sustainable Sport Caps : Persef Ecap

Persef Ecap – The Persef ‘Ecap’ is an eco-friendly piece of headgear for athletic enthusiasts and outdoor explorers alike that will offer them a way …

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Is there more to the Caribbean’s single-use plastics ban than meets the eye? ·

The move to go plastic-free is timely. According to the United Nations, 70 to 85 percent of marine litter in the Caribbean originates from land, and the lion’s share is plastics.

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Is Living Concrete The Future Of Sustainable Construction?

Using bacteria, sand, and a hydrogel, the researchers found a way to produce a material that mimics the strength of concrete-based mortar.

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Sustainability: A core business strategy

The three pillars of sustainable business strategy are environment, economic and social benefit…

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Microsoft’s commitment to sustainability

The scientific consensus is clear. The world confronts an urgent carbon problem.

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China unveils plan to reduce single-use plastic by 2025

China’s top economic planner said it would cut the production and use of plastic over the next five years, helping reduce one of the world’s biggest source…

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Creativity and perseverance for a sustainable future

The pollution caused by marine plastic litter has generated global attention in recent years.At the G20 Osaka Summit in June, countries agreed to take str…

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The business case for investing in sustainable plastics

A conversation between the World Economic Forum’s Global Plastic Action Partnership and Audrey Choi, Head of Global Sustainable Finance at Morgan Stanley.

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Henkel: Sustainable & Competitive – CBS News

Henkel explains how to drive sustainability and diversity…

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Single-use plastic: China to ban bags and other items

One of the world’s biggest users of plastic plans to phase out most single-use items by 2025.

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Food that has ‘sustained for generations’

‘alter-Native: Kitchen’ from Independent Lens by Native filmmaker Billy Luther highlights three Indigenous chefs…

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China Moves To Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Starting This Year

China is taking a big step forward in the war on single-use plastic. It is banning most plastic bags this year and cuts in plastic utensils and carry-out containers over the next 5 years.

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Sustainable Breathable Pajamas : Sleep Set

Sleep Set – In an effort to cater to an often overlooked segment of the market, industry-leading lounge and lingerie brand Knix recently launched the ultra-com…

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Unilever to halve use of virgin plastic and collect more plastic packaging than it sells by 2025

Unilever has announced it will halve its use of virgin plastic by 2025 by reducing plastic packaging by more than 100,000 tonnes, increasing the amount of recycled plastics it uses and collecting and processing more plastic packaging than it sells.

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CEFLEX: A Roadmap for Flexible Packaging in a Circular Economy

CEFLEX’s vision is for all flexible packaging to be collected and made available for sorting and recycling – with at least 80% entering a recycling process and……

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Luxury Daily

As consumer demand for sustainable fashion accelerates, apparel companies are ambitiously planning to significantly ramp up their offerings and transparency in the coming years.

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Kathy Calvin on the upcoming decade of delivery for the Sustainable Development Goals

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Accor to eliminate single-use plastics from guest experience

The group will remove or replace items including plastic keycards, water bottles, and individual toiletry amenities……

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Could car subscription services disrupt the auto industry? | Rethink Sustainability

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The circular economy can be a holistic approach to addressing climate change

From fashion to household goods, industry leaders are using their tools and resources to eliminate the concept of waste.

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Chris Martin Says Coldplay Won’t Tour for Environmental Reasons

“We’re taking time over the next year or two, to work out how our tour can not only be sustainable [but] how can it be actively beneficial”…

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Railway commissions govt’s first waste to energy plant; to turn e waste, plastic into light diesel oil

India News: NEW DELHI: The East Coast Railway has commissioned the government’s first waste-to-energy plant which will turn e-waste and plastic into light diesel .

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Kingspan and Cargill unveil Paris-aligned climate strategies

Construction materials giant Kingspan and agri-food multinational Cargill have both unveiled new science-based emissions targets at the UN’s COP25 summit in Madrid.

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This app could tell you how sustainable your gadgets are

Consumers are demanding more sustainable products, but they need access to data to make informed choices. The Citizen Portal pilot project could make this happen.

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The sustainable packaging landscape: A decade in review

This year marks the end of an incredibly eventful decade on so many levels.Thought-leader Nina Goodrich breaks down the sustainability advancements and challenges packaging professionals have experienced in the last decade, year by year. The world of sustainable packaging has definitely changed over…

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Bug farming set to create a buzz in Scotland – The Scotsman

Innovative Scots could start the new decade with a novel career that can be both lucrative and beneficial to the planet, according to a new report from the nation’s waste watchdog.

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‘Instead of harmful alternatives’ companies need to ‘up’ their sustainability game

A cross-party parliamentary group warning that firms are replacing plastic with potentially more harmful alternatives for the environment is ‘a wakeup call for companies to redouble their sustainability efforts’, says ULMA Packaging.

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Circularise PLASTICS pilots blockchain technology for greater transparency in circular economy transition

FoodIngredientsFirst is the source for news, analysis and insights on the food ingredients sector. Key topics of focus include business news, ingredient launches, research & development and ingredient applications.

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Council Post: The Circular Economy And Sustainability Powered By Blockchain

The future circular economy and blockchain use cases look positive as more and more brands turn toward adopting a circular economy.

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Luxury Daily

Online retailer Net-A-Porter has expanded its Net Sustain program to 100 brands including 27 beauty and 45 new fashion labels as it makes a serious push toward sustainable offerings.

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How to maintain business relevance: 5 non-traditional methods

87% of companies are in the process of transformation, but are unsure of what the end goal is, Globant found.

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The PFAS and the furious: the new and deserved scrutiny on the ‘forever chemicals’

The water-repellent coating on many biodegradable products can cause harm in waste management and human health.

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How To Embed Circular Economy Principles in Connected Products

This week we are going to be sharing with you expert visions outlined in the Connected Products Economy Report. From Natasha Franck to Mats Linder Consultant, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, we take a closer look at their key message which focuses on how we can power circular business models, global transparency and new economic incentives to change patterns of production and consumption.

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Ellen MacArthur Foundation unveils ‘landmark’ digital tool to help businesses track circular economy progress

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has today (14 January) launched a new digital tool which enables businesses of all sizes and sectors to measure their contribution to the circular economy and identify ways in which to close the loop further.

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Nestlé commits £1.6bn to food-grade recycled plastics, pledges to cut virgin plastics use by a third

Food and beverage giant Nestlé has committed £1.59bn to source food-grade recycled plastics to be used in its packaging, alongside a pledge to cut the amount of virgin plastics it sources by a third.

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Roadmap to a Global Circular Economy

GERMANY – The post headline comes from the title of a panel session scheduled to take place at the Global Food Summit in Munich this March.

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Colgate launches recyclable plastic toothpaste tube

Colgate Palmolive has launched a new vegan-friendly toothpaste range packaged in a first-of-its-kind recyclable plastic tube, with the technology set to be shared with competitor brands.

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How companies can integrate a more sustainable materials strategy into their business

Almost any textile you can think of, from cotton to leather to nylon, has social and environmental impacts risks at every level of its supply chain.

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Trying to measure circularity? Here are some tools to consider

The development of specific and actionable metrics at the systems, business and product levels will be a key accelerator for scale.

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Renewable gas to foster transport decarbonisation

With the EU Green Deal in place, the role of natural and renewable gases for transport decarbonisation must be recognized. Gas in transport is ready to complement a set of solutions that will gradually change our way to move and to transport freights around the world.

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Restoring natural systems will be ‘hardest’ part of circular economy shift

EXCLUSIVE: Wildfires in Amazonia and Australia, compounded by new scientific research and ever-growing activism, have served to highlight the importance of restoring natural systems to businesses. But that knowledge must now be translated to holis…

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Transition to a toxic-free circular economy in the carpet industry still a distant reality

Transition to a toxic-free circular economy in the carpet industry still a distant reality, despite industry initiative – European Commission needs to set up EPR scheme as part of the European Green Deal.

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Nestlé invests £1.5bn to drive recycled plastic innovation

Nestlé has outlined a £1.5bn investment programme to shift packaging from virgin plastic to food-grade recycled plastic.

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Construction and demolition waste: challenges and opportunities in a circular economy

Information on the environment for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public…

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China’s plans to reduce single-use plastics

The Chinese government wants to significantly reduce plastic pollution in its major cities….

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‘Business as usual is dead’: Global resource use smashes past 100 billion tons

Only fraction of metals, minerals, fossil fuels, and biomass extracted each year is reused, tipping planet towards ecological disaster, report warns…

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Slovenia adopts Circular, Regenerative Economies Deep Demonstration

The Slovenian parliament passed a motion to adopt an EIT Climate-KIC-led proposal called “A Deep Demonstration of a Circular, Regenerative and Low-Carbon Economy in Slovenia” last November. The initiative is one of eight Deep Demonstrations launched by EIT Climate-KIC, which together offer a test…

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Corporations failing to make circular economy transition, damning report finds

More than 100 billion tons of virgin materials are being consumed annually by business, with progress to boost reuse and recycling rates stagnating, a damning new report has concluded.

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‘Circulytics’: Ellen MacArthur Foundation launches new service to help firms slash waste levels

New tool will give companies a free assessment of their progress towards more circular business models…

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Luxury Daily

British luxury lobby Walpole inaugurated the first phase of its go-green manifesto with commitments from more than 100 member brands to support the initiative and prioritize sustainability in their companies.

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Renewable gas to foster transport decarbonisation

With the EU Green Deal in place, the role of natural and renewable gases for transport decarbonisation must be recognized. Gas in transport is ready to complement a set of solutions that will gradually change our way to move and to transport freights around the world.

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How to harness step-change in your sustainability piece

Growth of the circular economy among UK manufacturing firms is fast becoming a central discussion in many a boardroom meeting.

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Imagine Instead of Disposing of Raw Materials You Will Be Able To Recapture

This week we are going to be sharing with you expert visions outlined in the Connected Products Economy Report. From Natasha Franck to Mats Linder Consultant, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, we take a closer look at their key message which focuses on how we can power circular business models, global transparency and new economic incentives to change patterns of production and consumption.

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Improving circular economy practices in the construction sector key to increasing material reuse, high quality recycling —

Information on the environment for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public…