The Circular Economy Team October 26, 2019

MPs have called for a tax on all single-use plastic packaging and also raised concerns that compostable plastics are being introduced without consumers knowing how to dispose of them.   The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee says a “fundamental shift” away from all single-use packaging…

The Circular Economy Team October 25, 2019

Does cold and flu season inevitably generate packaging waste? Consumer brands can step up to treat people and planet, as TerraCycle and Loop CEO Tom Szaky enlightens us.A new example is the RB Health & Nutrition Recycling Program, a national network for health-and-wellness package recovery. …

The Circular Economy Team October 20, 2019

Managing trade policy and climate risks are critical to supporting the more than 25 million farmers who grow cotton, experts gathered here emphasized. “Cotton represents so much more than just a commodity: It is a culture, a way of life, and a tradition that finds its roots at the heart of human civilization,” said FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu at a World Cotton Day event held on Monday at the World Trade Organization’s headquarters here.

The Circular Economy Team October 20, 2019

This is one of the flowering rooms at Canndescent, a Desert Hot Springs cannabis business that operates several cultivation facilities. The company has the dual distinction of being the first municipally permitted cannabis cultivator in California, and the first in the industry to embrace commercial-scale solar.  Canndescent’s CEO Adrian Sedlin said the solar project, which consists of more than 700 solar modules set up on carports, offsets about 30% of the energy used at the facility.