Circular Economy: definition & examples
When my son was 3 years old and asking his mummy what was this “circular economy” thing she was working on, here is what she told him: it is when everything is healthy food for something else. So simple and sweet. I love it! In other words, it means running the economy like nature runs its own business: plants use carbon dioxide and nutrients to grow and produce oxygen. Animals use oxygen and create carbon dioxide and nutrients. Nothing is wasted. It is a closed loop system. Circular economy is generally opposed to the linear economy (take-make-waste) we have been running for many years. Some people also use the term cradle to cradle as opposed to cradle to grave.”
Tracking Amazon returns; a single-use plastic ban: CBC’s Marketplace Cheat Sheet
Get ready for some big changes at grocery stores and restaurants across the country starting next year. The Liberal government announced this week that a ban on some single-use plastics will go into effect by the end of 2021.
“Your local stores will be providing you with alternatives to these plastic products, like reusable or paper bags in place of plastic,” said Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson. Read more
“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.
Capgemini Navigating the Opportunity: From Business Resilience to Sustainable Growth
Please Join Us for this 60-minute Complimentary Panel Discussion The COVID-19 pandemic could be one of the most serious challenges faced by the financial services industry in nearly a century. The impact on the industry is already being felt in terms of changing consumer behavior, fall in demand, lower margins and business disruption. As per a recently conducted survey by Capgemini Research Institute, there is an expedited shift towards digital payments, increased digital channel adoption, heightened consumer interest in savings and safer investments in India.
Pacific Northwest cities grind to a halt in record heat
The heat has been attributed to a dome of atmospheric high pressure over the upper U.S. Northwest and Canada, similar to conditions that punished California and southwestern states earlier this month. The Canadian city of Vancouver also set an all-time heat record on Sunday and was not expected to cool off until Tuesday. Temperatures were expected to shatter records in the Pacific Northwest again on Monday, bringing the city of Portland to a standstill as residents hunkered down in air conditioned homes or cooling centers. One day after Portland saw temperatures reach 112 degrees F (44.5 degrees Celsius) on Sunday, the hottest recorded there since daily record-keeping began in 1940, the National Weather Service predicted more of the same for Monday.
Electric vehicles from life cycle and circular economy perspectives
Information on the environment for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public…