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The circular economy: what gives?

If you’ve never heard of ‘circular fashion’ then brace yourself – it’s one of those terms you’ll soon hear bandied around a lot.Happily, Peppermint’s Marketing and Partnerships Manager Roxane was part of the first ever Australian Circular Fashion Conference (ACFC) held recently in Sydney – and here’s…

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The circular economy, creating social and environmental value, by Thierry Vandevelde.|#LivingCircular

Supported by the Veolia Foundation, The Conversation France website now has a new section devoted to the circular economy. Interview with Dr. Thierry Vandevelde, who heads the Foundation.

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edie’s next 30-minute masterclass: How to implement the circular economy

Sustainability professionals seeking to drive value from the transition to a circular economy are invited to take part in a free, online masterclass taking place on Wednesday 12 September.- edie news centre…

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City-as-a-Service –

Today during the WeMakeThe.City festival, Circle Economy launched the ‘City-as-a-Service’ publication, which offers a first glimpse into the ‘circular city of the future’.This publication is an initial and practical exploration of how service models will shape the way in which societal needs can …

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Prague’s Circular Journey Begins With City Scan Announcement –

As the recognition of the circular economy continues to grow internationally, so too does Circle Economy’s reach; this time into the Czech Republic.Here, Circle Economy will lead city changemakers within Prague through a multi-phase process, from orientation to implementation aimed at creating a …

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“Cycle for Mediterranea”: a cycling tour of circular economy solutions in the Mediterranean| #LivingCircular

Discover “Cycle For Mediterranea”, the adventure of two young French people leaving for a month-long bike ride to tour circular economy solutions in the Mediterranean.

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The future of recycling lies in the circular economy | Stuff.co.nz

These Kiwi companies are trying to find solutions to the complexity of recycling.

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What I Learned from the Sustainability & Circular Economy Summit

I had the good fortune to attend the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Fourth Annual Sustainability and Circular Economy Summit.The roughly 200 attendees were from remarkably diverse organizati…

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Japan to focus on circular economy at G20

June’s G20 summit, the first ever to be hosted by Japan, will focus on circular economy, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe told leaders at the Asia-Europe meeting (Asem) in Brussels on Friday. “Circular economy is a key-word for the future of Asia and Eu…

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Scaling up the circular economy | Innovators magazine

We are continuing our build up to the 10th anniversary European Innovation Summit.

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Plastics producers gear up for shift to circular economy

Local waste management experts are confident Malaysia has the capability to design manufacturing that channel waste back into the production cycle to be reused…

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Weak policies harming circular economy path in Africa

Africa should implement strategies that do not create jobs at the expense of polluting the environment.

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Kingfisher spearheading the circular economy

Kingfisher has been one of the front runners in transforming its business into a more circular business. The focus? Smarter consumption and get ‘more from less’. Create less waste Retail Detail had an exclusive interview with Caroline Laurie, Head of Sustainability of Kingfisher plc.

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Buzzing Urban Village Is A Testing Ground For The Circular Economy

Hof van Cartesius is a circular urban village on a derelict piece of land along a railway track in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Co-founder Bianca Ernst explains how this buzzing community came to life using only discarded building materials.

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The circular economy: inspiration or buzz phrase?

The circular economy: inspiration or buzz phrase?| Isonomia…

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Requirements for Circular Economy Success

Last month, leaders in business and sustainability met for the U.S.Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Fourth Annual Sustainability and Circular Economy Summit, discussing effective implementation and…

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Which country is leading the circular economy shift?

Circulate – the go-to location for circular economy related news and insight.

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Weak policies harming circular economy path in Africa

Africa should implement strategies that do not create jobs at the expense of polluting the environment.

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EuroCommerce: Making Circular Economy Work Means Working Together

EuroCommerce, the body that represents the retail sector in Europe, has organised a major conference to discuss how retail and wholesale businesses can work together w…

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‘Green’ schemes range from books to bikes

These FT Future 100 UK businesses are building sustainability into their model…

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30 companies join forces to implement the circular economy

At the recent World Economic Forum, over 30 leading companies, including global cement producer CRH, across 16 sectors joined forces to implement the circular economy through the World Business Council for Sustainable Development‘s (WBCSD) newest initiative, Factor10.

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Evaluating 70+ projects that are accelerating Amsterdam’s circular economy –

Today the City of Amsterdam, Circle Economy and Copper8 launch ‘Amsterdam Circular: evaluation and action perspectives’ a comprehensive consolidation of insights from the practical implementation of 70+ circular projects in the circular City of Amsterdam and is validated…

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Kingspan promises net zero carbon manufacturing by 2030

Irish building materials giant unveils fresh set of green targets under its ‘Planet Positive’ strategy

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Time For Change – How Major Retailers And Brands Are Embracing Sustainability

In the most recent edition of ESM, we featured our Sustainability 2020 report, showcasing the efforts being made by major retailers, wholesalers and brands in terms of…

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SC Johnson to improve recycling infrastructure in developing nation to combat ocean plastics

SC Johnson has partnered with economic development firm Plastic Bank to upscale access to recycling infrastructure in developing regions and leverage blockchain technology to stop plastic waste from entering into oceans while improving economic an…

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EuPC: EU Proposal on Single Use Plastics Will Not Cut Plastic Waste in the Oceans « Markets & Policy « Waste Management World

EU politicians have snatched defeat from the jaws of victory with its Directive on the reduction of certain types of single-use plastic packaging, according to trade association EuPC…

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‘Circularity gap’: Just nine per cent of global resources re-used each year

Major new report argues circular economy strategies could ‘tip balance in battle against dangerous climate change’…

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SABIC invests in chemical recycling

Company partners with Plastic Energy to build a plant in the Netherlands to refine and upgrade TACOIL from mixed plastic scrap.

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All that glitters is not just gold – EURACTIV.com

The circular economy is taking on more and more significance but a potential clash is looming between maximising the potential of our waste and safeguarding human health.

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Total Corbion PLA started-up in Thailand the second-largest PLA bioplastics plant in the world –

Total Corbion PLA, a 50/50 joint venture between French oil giant Total and Dutch biochemical company Corbion, yesterday announced the start-up of its 75,000 tons per year PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) bioplastics plant in Rayong, Thailand.

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How companies can assess their readiness for the circular Economy

The concept of the circular economy, most recently popularised by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, was first raised by David Pearce and Kerry Turner, two British environmental economists.

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To prevent climate change, world urged to reuse natural resources – Breaking News – Jerusalem Post

More of the billions of tonnes of materials the world uses each year must be recycled and reused to keep climate change in check, researchers said on Tuesday. Only about a tenth of the nearly 93 billion tonnes of materials utilized annually – including minerals, metals, fossil fuels and biomass – are currently put back into service, said a report by Amsterdam-based social enterprise Circle Economy.

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Framing natural capital: economy and ecology are not in competition | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian

In response to George Monbiot on natural capital, Tony Juniper argues nature is not an impediment to economic success, but an essential prerequisite for it…

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Oen: Oslo’s Sustainable Housing Project

The Nordic region’s largest housing cooperative is planning a striking new apartment building in Eastern Oslo. The 150 homes will produce more energy than they consume.The eye-catching circular building is to be built at…

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Investors chase sustainable aromatics

Processes using lignin, sugar, plastic waste, and more are moving out of the lab…

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How to Include Sustainability in Your Business

Nancy Torres, Paxy’s Founder and Director, shares insights into bringing sustainability to your businesses, regardless of size or industry.

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From Health and Wellness to Sustainability in Brands

The growing popularity of health and wellness in consumers.

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Slow Travel Is More Sustainable Travel

We all know that driving cars contributes to climate change, …

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Press Release: The 10% Landfill target works against the Circular Economy. The paradox of percentages versus weight

We release today a Policy Briefing which analyses in depth the new Landfill Directive. Specifically the 10 landfill target which could contradict the overarching principles of the EU Circular Economy Agenda.

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dsquared: ESD/Sustainability consultant

Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views…

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Business Mentor: Rebuilding values for a sustainable business

When starting a business, an entrepreneur should know more than what kind of products or services he should offer to the market. He must also know how to put value in what he does so that people trust his brand.

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EU targets e-waste with ambitious ‘circular economy’ plan

But laws need to be brought in for the plan to have teeth…

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Episode 211: Sustainable consumption, victory in Virginia

Plus, why microgrids and indoor agriculture are a combination worth consideration.

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Pentland Brands’ sustainable journey | News

Pentland Brands revealed today how the business has built its sustainability strategy “from the inside out” at Drapers Sustainable Fashion 2020. …

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The European Commission adopted a new circular economy action plan –

The European Commission has adopted a new Circular Economy Action Plan – one of the main blocks of the European Green Deal, Europe’s new agenda for sustainable growth.The new Action Plan announces initiatives along the entire life cycle of products, targeting for example their design, promoting circular…

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The sweet sweet art of sustainability

Climate crisis awareness need not be all doom and gloom, as artist duo [SweetArt](https://www.sweetart.online/) proves. The husband and wife team Vic…

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Godrej Appliances urges citizens to join the ‘India vs e-waste’ battle

MUMBAI: L’Affaire, an annual lifestyle event of Godrej, turned into a completely green event in its just concluded fourth season, witnessing more than 1300 people including several prominent personalities, influencers, members of the media fraternity, corporates, television and film celebrities.

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Sustainable Cities Will Likely Be The Winners In The Future

“Cities are brands too. They need to look at how they balance improving the planet, reducing costs, keeping an attractive lifestyle and healthy growth,” David Smart says.

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Sustainable activewear pieces that are are actually stylish

These sustainable activewear pieces including jogger sweatpants, T-shirts, and sweatshirts are all super stylish, and beyond comfortable.

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Achieving a Circular Economy With Corporate-Startup Partnerships

Transitioning to a circular economy through partnerships changed traditional make-use-dispose economic model, allowing us to keep resources in use longer…

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Clarios Joins United Nations Global Compact, Commits to Sustainability

Clarios, an advanced energy storage solutions provider, has joined the United Nations Global Compact, a voluntary initiative that encourages companies to develop, implement and disclose responsible business practices.

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Sustaining engagement with newly remote workers

Flexibility and communication are key to engaging with employees as the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak grows.

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Goodyear reCharge tire concept targets sustainability

The Goodyear tire company has revealed a concept tire that may never need replacing.

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Luxuriously Sustainable Fashion : eco aware

eco aware – Eco-Aware is a sustainable fashion collection from Reserved that is centered on fully certified environmentally friendly fabrics. Reserved is passi…

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Are these zero-carbon domes the future of sustainable housing?

Learn more about the Geoship zero-carbon domes that present an eco-friendly alternative for affordable housing.

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This sustainable, powdered soap turns into liquid hand wash

Good for your body and the environment….

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FRoSTA: Digital Transformation And Sustainability With A Cool Head

FRoSTA IT director Ben Windhorst shares how the midsize German frozen food company is driving digital transformation across the company.

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Welsh government plans to ban single-use plastics from next year | Environment | The Guardian

Measure to target items such as straws, cutlery and polystyrene food and drink containers…

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Sustainable Water Brands : ZEN WTR

ZEN WTR – Sustainability has quickly become an important aspect of consumer products, which is seeing new options like ZEN WTR come to the market. The water …

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Single use plastics to be banned in Wales

Welsh government announces ban on single-use plastics to minimise waste and protect marine life.

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New plastics tax ‘real boost’ for circular economy and recycling infrastructure, says sustainability experts – Sustainability

With the UK set to bring in a new tax on plastic packaging, leading sustainability experts reveal that the levy represents a ‘real boost’ for the circular economy…

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Global Recycling Day – Your brand’s role in creating a circular economy

With Global Recycling Day on 18 March, Robert Lockyer, CEO and founder of luxury packaging provider Delta Global, argues that brands stuck between the…

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Persuasive strategies to build sustainable user engagement

Don’t just copy persuasive design. It will backfire. Here’s how to successfully build persuasive design into your larger strategy. Persuasive design elements like points, badges, reputation, and scarcity warnings are meaningless as stand-alone systems, but can be helpful in supporting a larger…

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UK plastics tax a ‘real boost’ for circular economy

Is the plastic pollution the responsibility of the food and beverage industry, or the recycling industry? Sustainability experts at Bureau Veritas weigh in.

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Compostable Personal Care Pods : single use products

single use products – Tiny bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body wash are useful for travelers but the hospitality industry is looking at ways that it can minimize th…

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Amidst COVID-19 Fight, Single-Use Plastic Bans Reversed in the Name of Hygiene

Just days after Brookline, Massachusetts un-banned Styrofoam, to make takeout/delivery easier for restaurants to manage, the entire state of Maine has reversed a plastic bag ban. This week Maine Governor Janet Mills announced that the ban, which was supposed to start in April, will be postponed.

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3form Doubles Down on Sustainability with Align

A new collaboration across the 3form family of companies finds eco-friendly synergies between brands including 3form, LightArt, EFI, and Springboard.

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Is Green Energy Actually Sustainable?

Green energy is widely touted as a panacea to the current energy crisis.If the world can transition away from fossil fuels, proponents argue, then we can…

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The Circular Economy and the SDGs – 2019

The Relevance of Circular Economy Practices to the Sustainable Development Goals Patrick Schroeder ,1 Kartika Anggraeni,2 a……

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ÉTICA jeans are super stylish and sustainable

The company uses 90 percent less water than most denim producers….

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Pushing manufacturers to make more resilient products will curb e-waste

European lawmakers are considering new regulations that would push manufacturers to design products that last longer. It’s part of a global effort to curb “throwaway” culture where people buy products, use them for a short …

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In a circular economy, product-as-a-service has social and environmental benefits

Looking at washing machines, research from Sweden’s Linköping University tries to solve part of the puzzle about how to shift business models to find more traction when it comes to being circular, as well as adding a social element.

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Jobs and business news: Colliers International; Sustainability Victoria; Bioregional Australia Foundation

In a sign that things could be getting more interesting for sustainability in the commercial office sector,  Colliers International has a brand-new sustainability team in the real estate management business.

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Circular Economy series #7: Nouvelle-Aquitaine –

We are half way through our series on Circular Economy, explaining the opportunities for Dutch organisations in French regions. Out of 13 French regions that we blog about every week, lucky number 7 is: Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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Sustainable Business Covered podcast: An International Women’s Day 2020 special

The Sustainable Business Covered podcast returns for an 82nd episode and, to mark International Women’s Day (IWD) 2020, features exclusive interviews with the women leading the drive to decarbonise the built environment, achieve gender equality in…

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California’s governance innovation for groundwater sustainability

For the past several years, California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act has been the talk, not only of the town and of the state, but also of the national and international groundwater and environmental policy community.

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Abu Dhabi aims to ban single-use plastic bags by 2021

Abu Dhabi announced Tuesday it aims to ban the use of single-use plastic bags in the United Arab Emirates capital by 2021.

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European Commission tackles greenwashing in new circular economy plan

European Commission takes aim at ‘greenwashing’ in new circular economy action plan…

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Press Release: The Circular Economy Action Plan, a beautiful patchwork of initiatives pointing in the right direction

Zero Waste Europe’s reaction to the new Circular Economy Action Plan.

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Everything you need to know about the EU’s new Circular Economy Action Plan and Industrial Strategy

The European Commission has today (11 March) unveiled its Circular Economy Action Plan, a sweeping set of commitments aimed at ensuring that circularity and resources efficiency acts as a “prerequisite for climate neutrality” in line wit…

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How Millets sustained Mongolia’s Empires

The new discoveries show that the development of the earliest empires in Mongolia, like in other parts of the world, was tied to a diverse economy that included the local or regional production of grain.

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Zain publishes thought leadership report, ‘The Circular Economy: Embedding Sustainable Solutions in a bid to Save the Planet’

Zain Group, the leading mobile telecom innovator in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, announces the publication of its annual thought leadership report, this year entitled, “The Circular Economy: Embedding Sustainable Solutions in a bid to Save the Planet.”   The report captures how…

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No needless overlap between F2F and circular economy plans, Sinkevicius says

EU environment chief Virginijus Sinkevičius insists there will be no unnecessary overlap between the new circular economy plan and the Farm to Fork strategy (F2F), as new EU food policy will be focused more on the agricultural and food production side.

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The Sustainable Diner Summit: A Key Ingredient for Sustainable Tourism

One-third of all food produced globally is wasted which is a huge problem, particularly in countries like the Philippines where a quarter of the population lives below the overty line. WWF’s project ‘The Sustainable Diner’ aims to promote sustainable food production and consumption in the…

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Renewable Rikers as a Blueprint for a Sustainable City

On 29 January 2019, New York City Council held a hearing on a trio of bills collectively known as “Renewable Rikers”. Rikers is currently home to the most infamous prison in New York City—the Rikers Island correctional facility an island penal colony with one lone bridge connecting it to the rest…

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AI and sustainability: are they a perfect match?

As with many tech solutions, AI takes vast amounts of energy to implement but it can transform sustainability projects. So, do the pros outweigh the cons?

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Help! Coronavirus prevention is aggravating my single-use shame

Behold, a fresh new hell of environmental dilemmas.

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EU pushes for circular economy to have longer-lasting products

The bloc introduced a new plan to better use available resources.

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EU pushes for circular economy to have longer-lasting products

The bloc introduced a new plan to better use available resources.

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Help! Coronavirus prevention is aggravating my single-use shame

Behold, a fresh new hell of environmental dilemmas.

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‘Right to repair’ rules for electronics included in EU’s Circular Economy Action Plan

The European Commission, a group, appointed by governments of the European Union, has adopted what it calls the Circular Economy Action Plan as part of an effort to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.

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How to start a circular economy in your hometown

Fed up with the disposable culture we all live in, two women from Portland, Oregon, founded a low-waste company to help the entire city cut back on plastic.

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Carrefour and Zalando embrace circular economy with new reselling options – Selling

Two European retailers have introduced new services that allow customers to resell items, showing the growing interest in circular economy initiatives.

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EU pushes for circular economy to have longer-lasting products

The bloc introduced a new plan to better use available resources.

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‘Huge potential’: EU targets throwaway culture with sweeping circular economy plan

Environmental groups and green businesses broadly welcome strategy, which aims to ‘make sustainable products the norm’…

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Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Plastics Pact Adds European Group

The European Plastics Pact has become the first regional industry group to join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Plastics Pact network.

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Biobased Industries Role Under the EU Circular Economy Action Plan –

Enhanced role envisaged for the bio-based industries under the EU’s new Circular Economy Action Plan…

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EU’s New Circular Economy Action Plan Is All About the Right to Repair

Empowering consumers is just one aspect of the EU’s Green Deal.

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Innovation at the heart of sustainability agenda

A coordinated approach holds the key to sustainable development.