Activities in a circular economy follow reduce (minimum use of raw materials), reuse (maximum reuse of products and components), and recycle (high-quality reuse of raw materials) principles where the life of the product gets extended. Unlike the linear process, it means implementing systemic changes that add value and reduce substantial procedural waste. The waste from the end of the supply chain is directed to the beginning thereby using the resources more efficiently by utilising them more than once.
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Agricultural biologicals are a distinctive group of natural products such as topical or seed treatment products that are derived from naturally occurring micro-organisms, plant extracts, beneficial insects, and other organic matters. It is the fastest-growing segment in the agricultural input market. Biological farming is an environmentally sustainable and economical agricultural production system that encourages the adoption of safe products for the treatment of the crop. This is accomplished by minimizing the environmentally harmful consequences and by using non-renewable natural resources.
Renew welcomes Anne Martinelli to the new position of Sustainable Housing Advocate. Anne is responsible for Renew’s advocacy for sustainable housing policy.
When it comes to meeting the EU’s new recycling targets, metals will have a big head start. But EU member states could find it harder to reach future objectives under a new methodology being considered at the European Commission, says Maja Desgrées du Loû.
Continent by continent and country by country our lives came to a grinding halt when the pandemic started spreading around the world. Movement of people, goods, and services were drastically reduced. By April, the number of air travelers dropped over 80% compared to the year prior, and at some point more than half of the world’s airplanes were grounded. Automobile traffic fell 70% in countries under lockdown orders. All of this in an effort to battle the virus and flatten the curve.