As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.
Harsco Environmental, a division of Harsco Corporation and the trusted global leader in environmental services and innovative products, announces it has re-launched SteelPhalt as a world-leading asphalt company with unique solutions for every roadmaking challenge. Through sustainable products that deliver high skid resistance and better durability, SteelPhalt makes high-performance asphalt to reduce the carbon footprint of road-laying by 40-percent. These trusted solutions aim to protect the planet and deliver durable roads for a more sustainable world.
Recent years have seen a marked increase in carbon emissions despite pledges made by the international community at the Paris Accord in 2015 to reduce fossil fuel production and consumption. Rebound effects could contribute to this phenomenon as, in which attempts to curb carbon emissions might…
Experts from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Ikea, Innovate UK and The Body Shop have been confirmed among the first wave of speakers for The Circular Economy Inspiration Sessions – an afternoon of live, interactive presentations and discussions taking place virtually on Thursday 25 March. The Sessions form part of a dedicated week of action inspired by edie’s Mission Possible Plastics Hub. Taking place on Thursday 25 March from 1pm–4pm (GMT), the Circular Economy Inspiration Sessions are targeted at individuals are looking to enhance their approaches and strategies to product manufacturing and procurement to encourage a transition to a circular economy. The online event effectively combines three edie webinars into a single afternoon. Each webinar session will have its own edie chair and selection of independent expert speakers, and each session will take a particular format.
Financing will boost DIEM’s acceleration plans in expanding its consumer base both in UK and the pan-European region. The investment round is led by Fasanara Capital, a UK-based finance-focused specialist fund, and supported by Chris Adelsbach, founder of Outrun Ventures and additional investors include Andrea Molteni (early investor in Farfetch.com luxury marketplace), Ben Demiri (co-chairman at fashion tech PlatformE) and Nicholas Kirkwood (founder of the eponymous brand). DIEM powers a disruptive concept in fintech: merging solutions to address both personal finance and collective environmental needs. Its mission is to empower consumers to value, unlock, and enjoy wealth they never knew they had, best described by its founder, Geri Cupi as the “Bank of Things”. DIEM offers a highly unique service on top of regular debit card access, competitive international transfer rates and user-friendly valuation and spending analytics. In simple terms, DIEM enables consumers to receive instant payments for their things.