Hof van Cartesius is a circular urban village on a derelict piece of land along a railway track in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Co-founder Bianca Ernst explains how this buzzing community came to life using only discarded building materials.
Biosphere Rule #4 is about taking your value cycle, built with parsimonious materials and a power-autonomous energy system, and creating a production platform upon which you can build a whole suite of products — producing profit-amplifying economies of scale and scope.
The beauty company is accelerating its existing CSR initiatives while prioritizing the unique sustainability needs of its myriad brands.
Until recently, few businesses would advertise environmental principles like recycling and re-use, but now it is commonplace for them to brag about their ability to cut waste. At Tarkett, we have long believed in doing our little bit to make a difference for the planet.
With an initiative funded by the KOREA-AFRICA ECONOMIC COOPERATION (KOAFEC) focused on waste management, the African Development Bank aims to accelerate the circular economy in Africa, a model which aims to minimise waste and maximise value from resources through the recovery and regeneration of products at the end of their typical service life. The rationale for the initiative, entitled “Development of a Green Growth Investment Program in Africa focused on waste management and the circular economy,” is that waste management constitutes one of the major developmental challenges for Africa. It has serious potential consequences in terms of environmental quality, public health, fisheries, agriculture, and sustainable development. The expected outcome of the KOAFEC intervention is a stronger enabling environment for sustainable waste management and circular economy activities. This will be delivered through an enhanced policy and regulatory framework, capacity building and resource mobilization activities.
The world is slowly getting greener. Electric cars are on the uptake, solar panels are becoming the norm, and wind power has taken off (becoming 10% of UK renewable energy source). When it comes to being conscious about our clothes, there seems to be a sense of sustainability. Which leads to the question, what constitutes an item of sustainable clothing? Who is trying to recycle?