“At long last, our trees and storm drains won’t be clogged with plastic bags.” In a move celebrated by activists as a “massive win for the environment,” New York state lawmakers agreed to ban most single-use plastic bags statewide as part of a $175.5 billion budget deal announced Sunday. New York is the third state to outlaw plastic bags. California voters ratified a state law in 2016, and all of Hawaii’s counties have enacted similar regulations, effectively banning plastic bags statewide.
In the context of archaeological research and practice, the subject of Sustainability has a two-fold implication. From one side, the archaeological record provides evidence of sustainable practices carried out by ancient communities in different ecological niches around the globe. Adaptations to climatic and environmental variations, strategies for the exploitation and management of natural resources (soil, wood, water, etc.), changes in land use…
Following the European Parliament’s adoption of its negotiating position on the Commission proposal on the reduction of certain plastic products, EuPC has warned of the possible negative effects for health and hygiene.
Nothing lasts forever, so they say — gadgets included. These are usually traded in or discarded for newer and more advanced models. Such behavior, though, has a negative impact on the environment and our health. To address this concern, Globe’s E-Waste Zero program advocates for responsible disposal and recycling of electronic waste. It provides a way for anyone to donate their old, non-working electronic devices. “Recognizing just how irresponsible and unsystematic disposal of e-waste can potentially impact the environment and our lives, we endeavored to proactively find and create more viable solutions that will curb the adverse effects of e-waste,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe Chief Sustainability Officer and SVP for Corporate Communications.
Circular economy (CE) and digitalisation are the two megatrends that are shaping the 21st century, influencing the way economy, society and the environment develop and interact. For a long time, these two trends have been seen as divergent or even conflicting. On the one hand, our world is becoming more and more digital. Digitalisation saturates and changes almost every aspect of our lives. And on the other side, it is becoming ever more apparent that the way we live and do business is having a negative impact on our planet. It is obvious that we cannot continue as we have so far; we need more sustainable development in all areas of life. This whitepaper explores the ways in which digital technologies could become key enablers of the circular economy, bringing important benefits to companies, consumers, and the environment. While this potential remains largely untapped, possible ways to bridge the gap between theory and practice are also discussed, particularly when it comes to developing innovative solutions, supportive policies and framework conditions.
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A global assessment of the structure and function of the crop microbiome is urgently needed for the development of effective and rationally designed microbiome technologies for sustainable agriculture. Such an effort will provide new knowledge on the key ecological and evolutionary interactions between plant species and their microbiomes that can be harnessed for increasing agriculture productivity.Crop microbiome and sustainable agriculture…