Gear News: Pirani Aims to Eliminate the Single-Use Plastic Party Cup
Pirani launched their Kickstarter and exceeded their goal by 20-percent within 24 hours. Instead of wasting solo cups, grab a reusable stainless steel cup.
Sustainability Consulting Round-Up: Best of Our Blog
We try to post a new blog at least once a week, just to share our insights into the world of sustainability strategy and what it takes to be a sustainability consultant or professional today. Here are our most-read posts from June.
Cooper Tire Recycles More than 75% of Waste Annually, Sustainability Report Says
Cooper Tire & Rubber is recycling approximately 78% of its waste annually and is continuing to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills from its manufacturing plants, according to the company’s latest sustainability report. The company also
Microbial functional diversity as an indicator of sustainable farming practices | Microbiology Society
The Microbiology Society is undertaking a project entitled A Sustainable Future as part of our 75th Anniversary, which aims to highlight the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to our members and empower them to use their research to evidence and impact the goals. Earlier this year, we put a call out to our members to submit case studies in the following three areas: antimicrobial resistance, soil health and the circular economy.
Nicola Sturgeon announced £700k investment for circular economy
More than £700,000 will be invested by the Scottish Government to help boost the country’s circular economy.
Tasmania is getting a container refund scheme. Here’s how it will work
Nearly 50 years after South Australians were able to receive a partial refund for recycling bottles and cans, Tasmania is finally catching up. Key points: Tasmania’s container refund scheme is set to begin operating in the first half of 2023. Under the scheme, consumers will receive a 10-cent refund for every eligible container they recycle through a refund point. The location of refund points will be determined in coming months. Previously promised to be introduced in 2022, Tasmania’s container refund scheme is now set to come in during the first half of 2023. Drink containers are one of the most commonly littered items in Tasmania, with a survey conducted in 2018 finding they made up about 45 per cent of litter in the state, by volume. The state government hopes the incoming container refund scheme will reduce that. Tasmania’s scheme will look very similar to other states’ schemes, as the aim is for a nationally consistent approach.