The partnership between Inter IKEA Group and the Foundation will focus on putting the home furnishing business on the global circular map and accelerating the transition to a circular economy within IKEA and beyond. Working together, one of the first projects will be to develop a common glossary of terms to support an industry-wide transition. Lena Pripp-Kovac, chief sustainability officer, Inter IKEA Group, said: “To become circular is one of our big ambitions and challenges for the future. It is a transformational shift of our entire business from how we develop our products and services, and source materials, to how we work through the supply chain and meet our customers.
Since 2009, Microsoft has made and met a series of commitments to reduce the company’s carbon footprint. While we’ve made progress toward our goal of cutting our operational carbon emissions by 75 percent by 2030, the magnitude and speed of the world’s environmental changes have made it…
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For 20 years the MSC has been part of a team effort to keep our oceans full of life. Keep it wild, traceable and sustainable. Choose the blue fish label.
Startup company NUMiX Materials has developed a technology it hopes will provide a missing link in the metals supply chain to promote a circular economy.
General Mills has been the subject of some bad press recently, particularly after a study concluded that 21 of its products, including Cheerios and Nature Valley cereals, contain glyphosate residue, the main ingredient in the much-vilified RoundUp pesticide. The chemical’s manufacturer, Bayer, has been battling a series of lawsuits brought by plaintiffs claiming that exposure to glyphosate caused them to develop cancer and that then-manufacturer Monsanto knew of the risk and failed to provide appropriate warnings.
The Committee on Trade and Environment (CTE) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) met on 3 July 2020 to discuss how trade policy can address plastics pollution and a circular economy and to review the resumption of work on other initiatives disrupted by COVID-19. The meeting, chaired by Ambassador Chad Blackman (Barbados), served to continue conversations previously introduced by members at the WTO, including a discussion on addressing plastics pollution in November 2019 and an informal consultation on the subject held in February 2020, co-hosted by China and Fiji.
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With the end of the transition period for Brexit looming ever closer, the UK government has outlined plans for its own Circular Economy Package (CEP).
This second webinar in the new series of deep dive sessions jointly hosted by SUEZ and CIWM explored how we can help encourage, support and adapt consumer behaviour and choices as part of effectively delivering the circular economy and inspire them to make the right choices sooner rather than later.
In 2016, less than 1/3 of the 2 billion tonnes of waste was recycled. Topolytics is on a mission to map the waste and enable circular economy.
The Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government has launched the second round of Welsh Government’s £6.5m Circular Economy fund for local authorities and publicly funded bodies, including town and community councils, to support a “green recovery”.
Stora Enso and Helsinki Olympic Stadium have signed a partnership agreement to develop low-carbon, eco-friendly operations at the stadium by promoting the use of renewable materials and circular economy solutions.
Amsterdam is the first city to embrace Doughnut Economics, a concept developed by British economist Kate Raworth. The city is hoping that implementing the sustainable economic model, which strives for a circular economy and tackles social inequalities, will help it rebuild post-pandemic.
The world’s economy has proven to be a mechanism that favours the few and has little to no regard for the earth’s limited resources and the environment as a whole.
The North of Tyne Combined Authority is backing the scientists of the future with plans to boost green technology and manufacturing in Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland.
From biogas to solar to geothermal, Sustainable Energy looks at alternative ways of powering food production.
Featuring Abengoa, an international company known for providing innovative technology solutions that aid in sustainable development in the water sector.
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In 2020, Swedish oat milk brand Oatly became the world’s first plant-based company to enter into a sustainability-linked loan agreement (SLL). Today, an SLL – that incentivises sustainability performance by having flexible interest rates linked to sustainability outcomes – is more popular than a green loan and is fast becoming an essential ingredient of a post-pandemic food system.