The fast-casual New York hotspot’s founder discusses how it built its own delivery service using existing infrastructure to meet consumer demand for hot and quality meals on demand, home-cooked style.
Members discuss how WTO can support efforts to create a circular economy, tackle plastic pollution —…
The Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE) Secretariat has released five publications that outline how the electronics, textiles, food, plastics, and capital equipment sectors can increase their circularity. Comprising the ‘Circular Economy Action Agenda,’ the reports serve as a rallying call for businesses, governments, researchers, consumers, and civil society to work together. Each publication outlines the objective for a circular economy and what circularity in that particular sector looks like, the impact on people and the planet if those objectives were to be achieved, the barriers that stand to hinder implementation, and actions that can optimize the sector’s transition towards a more circular economy.
Scientists from Hiroshima University and AIST in Japan engineered the bacterium Moorella thermoacetica to produce a volatile chemical from gaseous substrates at high temperature. It will realize economical thermophilic syngas fermentation process to produce bulk chemical from organic matters and wastes.
Acetone, a volatile solvent used for everything from removing nail polish and cleaning textiles to manufacturing plastics, could get a sustainability boost from a new strain of bacteria engineered by a research team based in Japan.