Canadian legislators are aiming to phase out single-use plastics such as straws, coffee lids, shopping bags, and straws within the next two years.
Companies selling products which contain palm oil should publicly disclose the identities of their palm oil suppliers, so as to relieve consumers of the burden of making sustainable choices, a UK study says. Researchers say companies should not rely simply on purchasers’ own awareness of the need…
Read more about Kerala govt bans manufacturing, sale of single-use plastic from January 1 on Business Standard.As per the decision, plastic manufacturers, wholesalers and small sellers who violate the law can be fined Rs 10,000 for the first time and Rs 25,000 for violating the law again…
IT buyers have long wanted a true PaaS (PCs-as-a-Service) option, and, more recently, high sustainability products from their tech suppliers. The PaaS model, done right, potentially provides both.
A circular transition is needed to tackle a host of crises, from resource scarcity to biodiversity loss and climate change.
A circularity roadmap outlines the steps that must be taken to transition away from a linear ‘make-take-waste’ model to one that protects resources.
Finland’s example shows the right roadmap can kickstart systems-wide change.
In 2016, under the leadership of the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, Finland was the first country in the world to prepare a national circular economy roadmap. This roadmap provided a plan to move the country away from a ‘make-take-waste’ linear economy model to one that protects resources and eliminates waste along value chains.
The roadmap has proven a strong tool in starting a circular change and creating a strong commitment throughout the Finnish society. Thanks to the roadmap, the country could take clear steps for a circular transition and compile key stakeholders’ views on the essential changes and actions required for the circular transformation. Today, Finland has a variety of ongoing circular economy activities in several sectors, a governmental program for advancing circular economy, and the highest number of circular economy higher education courses in the world.
Read the full article at: www.weforum.org