The EU’s Plastics Strategy will significantly increase demand for circular business models and greener products. The EIT’s Climate KIC is working with European innovators to seize the business opportunity this creates, and support them in getting from visionary idea to profitable activity, write…
Snøhetta has unveiled the S-1500 chair, made from 100% recycled plastic and steel from the local fish farming industry in the North of Norway. Presented during Stockholm Design Week, the chair has one of the lowest carbon footprints in the market.
Nestlé wants to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025. The company says its ‘clear announcement’ demonstrates its commitment to ‘minimise’ the impact of packaging on the environment but critics argue a more radical approach is necessary.
Viridor will be playing a crucial role in maximising the environmental credentials of one of Europe’s largest construction projects after securing the total waste management contract at Hinkley Point C.
Armed with screwdrivers and a zeal for change, a growing global movement is urging electronics giants to make devices that last longer and are easier to fix to cut the environmental fallout of the tech boom. From repair cafes to e-waste recyclers, social enterprises are leading a ‘right to repair’ campaign, exploring commercial models to reduce the human and environmental impact of the electronics supply chain and its ever-growing waste.
The EIB Institute has invited the submission of proposals from social entrepreneurs working on education, health, environment, circular economy, employment, inclusion, and aging to take part in the Social Innovation Tournament (SIT) and win six cash prizes of up to EUR 50,000 and various other…
As the world population grows by 80 million people a year and global development continues to drive demand for goods, the subsequent sustainability crisis means we need to radically rethink the economy.
Sustainability and corporate responsibility managers from a range of businesses recently gathered in London for an exclusive roundtable hosted by edie and EDF Energy, to discuss how organisations are stepping up efforts to accelerate a circular economy.
Royal Dutch Shell will join a consortium of world-leading companies comprising Air Liquide, Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals), Enerkem and the Port of Rotterdam as a partner in Europe’s first advanced waste-to-chemicals facility in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Sustainability and energy management issues continue to grow in importance among major corporations, and technology has consistently evolved to meet the needs of companies as they strive to improve their environmental responsibility.
Ahead of his appearance at Shoptalk, The RealReal’s head of omni-channel, Mike Groffenberger, caught up with PSFK to share his insights on the future of luxury consignment, as well as how consumers are increasingly turning to more sustainable, economic and eco-friendly options.
This week I’m in Scotland for book launch events, and on the train I’ve been reading the latest report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Cities and Circular Economy for Food. 80% of all food will be consumed in cities by 2050, which makes cities very influential in how food is produced and…
The SUNRISE “Solar energy for a circular economy” project will prepare a large-scale European research initiative that provides a sustainable alternative to the fossil-based, energy-intensive production of fuels and chemicals.
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.
A designer’s guide for a circular economy… Growth and progress are the engines of our time. But, while the urgency for resources is rapidly growing, we’re already living in a world where raw materials are scarce.
The circular economy incubator from the city of Phoenix and Arizona State University (ASU) is supporting a handful of new projects designed to help the city improve its processing and management of waste as a raw material.
The textile and apparel industry is among the world’s most extractive and environmentally damaging industries, accounting for 10% of global CO2 emissions and 20% of industrial wastewater. This episode of Money + Meaning, a live recording from SOCAP18, explores circular fashion innovations that are…
Plastic is foundational to modern society, as it is used in everything from medicine to transportation to consumer goods and packaging. More than 300 million metric tons of plastics were produced worldwide in 2015….
In 2018, ING surveyed 200 US executives and found that sustainability is now a well-established feature on the US corporate agenda, with companies with more mature initiatives seeing it as a revenue driver.
Packaging designer Elena Amato has created bacterial cellulose sheets using a mixture of natural and sustainable materials that are said to provide a good alternative to plastic packaging for personal care products.
The recent International Electronics Recycling Congress has seen TOMRA Sorting Recycling share the company’s specialised knowledge of materials-recovery from electrical and electronic waste with regard to flame retardant plastics.
Calling all game-changers, innovators and social impact leaders! SAP and Google Cloud are asking for your revenue-generating ideas that use data analytics and machine learning to power circular economy businesses.
Like most acronyms, ITAD is a bit of a mouthful. It stands for Information Technology Asset Disposition, and while it doesn’t roll off the tongue, it is increasingly essential in securing old data and managing e-waste.
“Humankind’s insatiable demand and consumption of electronic devices is creating the world’s fastest growing waste stream. Some forms are growing exponentially. The United Nations are calling it a tsunami of e-waste.” While more electronic devices are part of the problem, they also can be a big…
Research by Newsweek Vantage confirms that the concept of a circular economy has gone from relative obscurity to the corporate boardroom in just a few years. In an October 2018 survey of 317 senior executives from large corporations around the world, fully 98% were familiar with the concept.
Andrew Rubin bought FCM Recycling in 2010, converting it from a ferrous and non-ferrous recycler with a speciality in printed circuit boards, to a specialized processor of electronic waste. With headq…
Global stakeholders are gathered in Antwerp for the World Resources Forum, themed around ‘closing loops’. To achieve a more circular economy, industry and the EU need to work even closer to address the challenges, and having the right data underpins these efforts.
A group of MPs is calling on the UK Government to introduce policies which would see fashion brands pay a producer responsibility charge of 1p for every garment they produce, in addition to lower rates of tax for companies minimising the environmental footprint of their products.