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Circular economy in Spanish agri-food sector – EURACTIV.com

The Spanish agri-food sector is taking a central role in the uptake of the circular economy, by reusing raw materials and reducing waste in both agriculture and food production.

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Hard Rock CSO reflects: Where will COVID-19 take sustainable capitalism?

What happens to corporate action on sustainability, social impact and purpose when shocks hit the economy? The COVID-19 crisis recalls two past moments.

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The state of the sustainability profession in uncertain times

Our biennial report on the jobs of corporate sustainability execs showed significant process, at least until the virus hit.

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The Daily Motivator – Sustainable success

Does your choice feel good in the moment, but with a price to pay in the future? If so, there’s a better choice.

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Circle Economy Exec Urges Denim Brands to Continue Sustainable Work –

Circle Economy textile program lead Gwen Cunningham urges brands to balance coronavirus recovery with investments in circular concepts.

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Sustainable Use Of Argentina’s Natural Capital

Fernandez has the political capital to act and align natural capital with sovereign health to benefit the citizens of Argentina…

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A Sustainable Housing Solution

Globally, around 1.6 billion people lack access to adequate housing, it is evident that innovative solutions will be required.

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Covid-19 Causes Major Downturn in Sustainable Lending

Covid-19 has caused a drastic downturn in sustainable lending.

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Spanish businesses rising to the challenge of circular economy creation

Research in the food industry to achieve a circular economy is resulting in new composites, flavours and aromas from the same resources from which basic products such as wine, milk or fish are obtained.

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Office of sustainability holds EcoChallenge –

St. Thomas’ Office of Sustainability Initiatives is holding an online EcoChallenge that started April 20 and runs until May 3. Reporter Annie Terry has the story.

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Boards must put sustainability at the top of their agenda to thrive

It’s not just a risk factor. Sustainability offers opportunities for long-term value creation and unlocks new markets.

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From yachts to biofuel, how Spanish farmers are embracing circular economy

The concept of the circular economy is gaining popularity among Spanish farmers, who are finding innovative ways to give new life to waste products and create an agricultural system based on reusing raw materials and reducing waste.

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Sustainability, COVID-19 and the ‘Stockdale Paradox’

You don’t have to be a war hero to get through a crisis, but you can learn from one. Spoiler: Optimism alone doesn’t help.

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MFG Chemical Partners with EcoVadis to Improve Sustainability

MFG Chemical, a custom chemical manufacturing company, is partnering with EcoVadis to measure and improve its sustainability profile.

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LXP: A Sustaining Or A Disrupting Innovation?

The arrival of new-generation learning tools often sparks controversy. Is the LXP a disruptive innovation or a sustaining one?

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Scaling the Output of a Single-Use Assembly

The market is driving MilliporeSigma to increase the production of its bags and accessories for bioprocessing operations.

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Sustainable Living 101

Whenever you hear someone talk about living sustainably, what comes to mind? If you say that it’s about conserving the environment, you’re right.However,…

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Spain’s circular economy says ‘adiós’ to countryside and city waste – EURACTIV.com

The common goal of Spain’s circular economy implemented both at city and countryside level is to reuse waste, yet local agri-food companies and organisations are aware that this model needs to be adopted gradually in the sector.

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Synchronous instruction is hot right now, but is it sustainable?

Synchronous instruction is trending, but experts say a more intentional mix of live and asynchronous classwork is necessary for future remote terms.

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Podcast | The Engineers Collective covers HS2, Covid-19 and circular economy

The latest episode of The Engineers Collective is out now. To listen click here.This month, NCE editor Claire Smith is joined by news editor Rob Horgan…

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3 more rules for sustainable tourism

This is our chance to commit to new ways of moving around the planet.

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Norwegian Presence exhibition points the way to a circular economy

Designers and brands in Norwegian Presence exhibition call for an industry-wide shift towards recycled and recyclable objects, as part of a circular economy…

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Concrete Houses in Spain: Exploring Cement’s Sustainability Potential

15 contemporary Spanish houses demonstrating the wonders of concrete in home construction…

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Saudi Aramco removes ‘sustainable’ oil adverts after complaints | Business | The Guardian

More than 60 objections to regulator about claims by world’s biggest oil company…

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Sustain IT Budget Survival in Uncertain Times

Three tips for tackling the financial aftermath of COVID-19.

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Single-use plastic in the pandemic: how to stay safe and sustainable

Disposable plastic can be an important tool for hygiene. But how can we look after the planet in lockdown?

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Single-use plastic ban delayed to reduce coronavirus risk at restaurants and cafes

A ban on single-use plastics including cutlery and straws will be pushed back in SA to allow restaurants and cafes to reopen “sooner rather than later” amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Ban on single-use plastic straws called off due to hygiene allowing restaurants to use disposable

The legislation banning plastic straws and cutlery was introduced on Thursday in South Australia, making it the first Australian state to ban the products but the ban has been pushed back.

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Driving home  ‘single-use’: plastic politics in the times of the COVID-19

Measured – Factual – Critical…

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Urban Travel, Sustainability & Accessibility: ESSAOUIRA, MOROCCO

FAMOUS FISHING BOATS It is said that the port of Essaouira was founded by the Sultan Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah to punish the city of A…

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Wimbledon 2019: Extinction Rebellion to campaign against ‘unnecessary’ single-use plastics at tournament | London

Extinction Rebellion is planning to campaign at Wimbledon over the excessive use of single-use plastics at the tennis tournament. The group is due to arrive at the All England Lawn Tennis Club at 2pm on Sunday to begin the campaign.

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It started with Boomerang Bags, now Dungog dumps single-use plastics for good of the planet

A small town team harnesses sewing power to create more than 4,000 reusable bags in a bid to save the planet.

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Taypa: From Social Sustainability to Industry 4.0 Application –

Cenker Akdemir is the design and product development director at Taypa, a Turkish supply organization that puts sustainability at the heart of its operations.

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How Speedling Embraces and Succeeds With Sustainability

Speedling, which grows ornamentals and vegetable plugs, has always focused on using its resources efficiently. Now, these efforts are paying off.

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Tech and Environmental Sustainability: Top 40 Influencers

Technology is a driving force when it comes to environmental sustainability but who are the top brands and key influencers driving the deabte?

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Sustainability campaigners demand consolidation of eco-labelled products

Consolidation of eco-labelled products is badly needed, according to speakers at the 11th European edition of the Sustainable Food Summit held last month in Amsterdam.

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Why SDG 4.7 Could Be Key To Environmental Sustainability

According to expert Russell Hazard, SDG 4.7 could be an important key to environmental sustainability.

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Podcast – Lasers and Sustainability | Labeling News

Our most recent podcast covered two topics: The Loop waste-free packaging concept and how laser coding can help brands meet their sustainability…

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Operators embrace sustainability

Food and materials waste are a top priority in foodservice kitchens.

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Bringing Sustainability to Rural Cities

While there has been a slight population uptick in recent years, rural America is dwindling. About 46.1 million people, or roughly 14 percent of U.S. residents, called rural and non-metro areas home as of July 2016, according to the U.S.

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New Index Helps Countries Boost Food Systems Sustainability –

New Agrobiodiversity Index looks at levels and use of agricultural biodiversity across countries to inform more sustainable policies in food and agriculture…

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Turkish circular economy-based solid waste PPP secures EUR 9 million loan

A joint venture between France’s Suez Groupe and Turkish waste management firm Altas has secured a EUR 9 million loan for a EUR 15 million circular economy-based project to develop an integrated solid waste management system.

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Six designers tackle sustainability from food, waste and even death

These Design Indaba 2019 speakers are working to design more sustainable methods and products.

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Sustainability Focused Meatless Meatballs : plant-based meatballs

plant-based meatballs – IKEA takes another environmentally conscious step and announces it will be rolling out plant-based meatballs. IKEA sells approximately one billion …

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Portugal, Cork Flooring and Sustainability

When I was asked recently by The Colour Flooring Company if I would like to visit Portugal, how could I say no? It’s a country I have never visited before..

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Stockholm Fashion Week Canceled Over Sustainability Concerns

The Swedish Fashion Council has canceled this summer’s Stockholm Fashion Week, originally scheduled to take place at the end of August. Citing concerns over sustainability, the council plans to introduce a new platform and setup this autumn.

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Sustainability facts – Newspaper

Consumer products that advertised their sustainability on the packaging generated nearly $114bn in sales in 2018, an…

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Sustainability Leaders Collaborative established in Dane County

Cities, villages and towns in Dane County are pledging to work together on environmentally-friendly projects.

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Learning from social enterprises creating an inclusive circular economy

The transition will require people to work together across companies and sectors, using skills such as empathy, craftsmanship and ingenuity.

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From waste to sustainable art

Bangkok artist and social activist Wishulada Panthanuvong is no stranger to trash. In fact, she embraces it and uses it as a medium to create sustainable beauty.

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Oman to ban single-use plastic bags from next year

Oman will ban single-use plastic bags starting next year as part of efforts to reduce pollution and protect the environment, Muscat announced Sunday.

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PET Recycling: Toward a Circular Economy

In order to use PET responsibly and sustainably, we absolutely must learn how to treat its resulting waste by recycling.

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Soil pollution, a barrier for sustainable development –

As the world evolves with the advent of new technologies and increasingly invasive agricultural practices, we continue to actively pursue the development of new types of industries while still dependent on existing ones.

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Best Practices for creating Maritime Sustainability Reports

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has launched what it claims is the first sector-specific Maritime Sustainability Reporting Guide. The Guide provides a practical framework, including best practices, for creating a maritime sustainability report for both…

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The PCPC’s focus on science, safety, and sustainability

At the start of March, the Personal Care Products Council held its annual meeting event, complete with educational panels, keynotes, and breakout sessions. This year’s topic was sustainability. And Cosmetics Design was there to connect with the experts, hear from industry insiders and allies, and…

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Three cheers for the circular economy | Innovators magazine

If you are enjoying a relaxing drink this weekend – we suggest raising a glass to the industry’s increasingly impressive circular economy credentials.

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The circular economy: inspiration or buzz phrase?

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

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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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Businesses to be billed for packaging waste in major policy overhaul

Long-awaited Waste and Resources Strategy sets out plans for businesses to be legally and financially responsible for the recycling or disposing of their packaging waste…

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Radio – 6 Minute English, The circular economy

Who should take responsibility for recycling the the goods we buy? Neil and Sam discuss.

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Optiat goes back to sustainable roots with rebrand

The coffee ground skin care brand is now called UpCircle to promote its circle economy branding…

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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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MilliporeSigma Recognized for Sustainability Improvements at

“That’s the way we’ve always done it” is known as one of the most harmful phrases in business, as it keeps…

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Metamorphosis | Climate Change and Sustainable Living

With its dynamic use of poetry and art to help students connect with the issue of climate change, Metamorphosis can serve as an excellent cross-curricular resource.

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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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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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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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Innovators Creating Sustainable Coastal Solutions

With 34% of the world’s coasts at high risk of degradation from coastal development, we look at some solutions designed to help restore our coastlines…

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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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Seeking Savings from Single-Use

Single-use technologies in bioprocessing keep growing and more uses surely lie ahead. Economics provides a key benefit of single-use approaches.

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Single-use plastics ban in Wales unveiled

Plastic straws, cotton buds and balloon sticks are among the items set to be outlawed from 2021.

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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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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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Plastics tax a ‘boost for circular economy’ says Bureau Veritas

With the UK set to bring in a new tax on plastic packaging, sustainability authority Bureau Veritas believes that the levy represents a ‘real boost’ for the circular economy.

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AER at Smart City Expo World Congress, Barcelona

AER is organising a mutual learning event focused on food, in partnership with Smart City Expo World Congress. This event, which was announced at the Committee 1 Plenary meeting in Vojvodina by the Chair of the AER Working Group on Rural Development Olimpia Neagoe will be a mutual learning event on food which will be organised around 4 discussion groups.

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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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6 sustainability tips for Earth Day

Official site of The Week Magazine, offering commentary and analysis of the day’s breaking news and current events as well as arts, entertainment, people and gossip, and political cartoons.

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“Recycle By Numbers” Could Provide Solution For “Confused” Consumers

Mandatory on-pack “eco-labelling”, featuring a new combined colour and number system, could provide a cost-effective solution to the challenge of simplifying recycling for consumers, without costing councils millions, according to SUEZ.

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Business giants join Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s global commitment to eradicate plastics pollution

Business giants, financial investors, non-profit organisations and national Governments have vowed to eradicate plastic waste and pollution, as part of a new Global Commitment spearheaded by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

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How can innovation and PPPs support sustainable production and the shift to a circular economy?

A circular economy is one that designs most pollution and waste out of the system, extracts maximum value from resources and allows natural capital…

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UPM Raflatac joins Ellen MacArthur Circular Economy 100 | 2018-03-14 | Flexible Packaging

To further its sustainability efforts, UPM Raflatac has joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 program.   The Circular Economy 100 (CE 100) is a pre-competitive innovation program that enables organizations to develop new opportunities and realize their circular economy ambitions faster. It brings together corporations, governments and cities, academic institutions, emerging innovators and affiliates in a unique multi-stakeholder platform.

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How one Chilean startup is bringing an end to single-use plastics | Improving lives through business innovation

Algramo has created a refillable dispensing system that replaces plastic sachets clogging the developing world…

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What is sustainable cocoa?

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard on sustainable cocoa will help mainstream ethical cocoa, says the chair of the standard, while an NGO worries uptake will be limited.

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It’s just numbers: A ROSI view of corporate sustainability

How do you justify a company’s sustainability investments? There’s an app for that.

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Why Aramark’s new sustainability strategy focuses on ‘well-being’ over sustainability

Here’s a hint: it’s because one follows the other.

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War declared on world’s growing e-waste crisis

Weighing more than all commercial airliners ever built and worth more than most countries’ GDP, electronic waste poses a growing economic and environmental threat, experts said Thursday, as they launched a global initiative …

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Six reasons why mass tourism is unsustainable | Guardian Sustainable Business

Global tourism is destroying the environment and cultural identities – and doesn’t make good business sense.Anna Pollock argues that destinations should be protected and celebrated…

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The Amazon’s new danger: Brazil sets sights on palm oil | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian

Brazil’s ambition to become a palm oil giant could have devastating social and environmental impacts if the move is not carefully managed, say experts…

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Ownership Design For A Sustainable Economy

What is the relationship between employee ownership and sustainable business practices? Our research, conducted with support from Partners for a New Economy, suggests the answer to this question is far from simple.

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In Crisis, Don’t Ditch Sustainability | Opinion | BoF

Under severe economic pressure, it’s tempting to see social responsibility as dispensable, but it’s as essential as ever to long-term strategy, argues Clare Press.

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Sustainable Gift Giving in the Time of Coronavirus

While this isn’t the time to browse stores in-person or plan an outing, you can still give experiential and alternative gifts that are meaningful and eco-friendly. The key to good sustainable gift giving is to think of a memorable gift that doesn’t use a lot of natural resources.

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Minecraft’s energy module and compostable coffee pods for the NHS: The sustainability success stories of the week

As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.

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20 Sustainable Earth Day Products

Earth Day Product – These sustainable Earth Day products range from conservation-themed figurines to eco-friendly toy collections. In celebration of Earth Day 2020 o…

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Designing a sustainable future

Social responsibility, a notion that in modern times became limited to the wider reaches of the pure at heart, has slowly seen a resurgence back into the…

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Shell Sustainability Report 2019

This report lists the topics that were a priority for Shell in 2019. Topics that consistently ranked of higher importance were energy transition and climate change, business ethics, transparency and corporate governance.

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John Lewis unveils sustainable womenswear collection

John Lewis & Partners has teamed up with luxury sustainable womenswear brand Mother of Pearl to launch a new sustainable clothing collection made from organic cotton and certified renewable wood fibre sources.