The Circular Economy

TheCircularEconomyTeam June 12, 2019

Tourism development and management continue to be at the forefront of global conversations around ways the travel and tourism industry can contribute towards sustainability; specifically with a lens of adaptability, innovation, and impact. However, discourse around how, when, and to what degree the industry is making positive, measurable progress towards these impacts is still heavily debated. In partnership with The Place Brand Observer, we asked our global panel of tourism sustainability experts this: Which innovations, developments or trends will be most likely to influence the work of tourism sustainability professionals this year, especially linked to destination development and management? 

TheCircularEconomyTeam June 12, 2019

Sometimes the devil really is in the detail. Take the terms “sustainability” and “sustainable tourism”, for example. They just don’t sell well among tourism stakeholders, especially the private sector. Change it to “green tourism”, for instance, and you get a conversation going. It so happened in Slovenia, as we learn in this interview with Professor Tanja Mihalič of the Institute for Tourism at the University of Ljubljana. 

TheCircularEconomyTeam June 12, 2019

Created by a group of third grade students (8 and 9 year olds) from Paris, this video explains what sustainable development means to them and works to inform other children about the issues.Focused on waste, food and transportation, the video focuses on a superhero (Ecoman) and a villain (…

TheCircularEconomyTeam June 12, 2019

Over the past several decades, efforts have been made at the global, national, state, and local levels to increase attention paid to environmental sustainability. Most notably, goal 7 of United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals is to Ensure Environmental Sustainability (Sachs & Director, 2005).In order to meet these goals, we must first develop an environmentally-literate populace.

TheCircularEconomyTeam June 12, 2019

Outstanding work in the field of sustainability within the coffee industry can often go unnoticed. But each year, one project, business model, and individual are acknowledged for their work in the field with an SCA Sustainability Award during the Re:co Symposium.

TheCircularEconomyTeam June 12, 2019

EIT Climate-KIC CEO Kirsten Dunlop emphasised the importance of systemic change as cities aim to go circular—that it will connect them to one another and thereby scale positive climate impacts globally—during the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) session, “The circular economy in cities,” last…

TheCircularEconomyTeam June 12, 2019

In 2018, around 380 million tonnes of plastic were produced globally. Only a small percentage of this is recycled, with most of flooding our oceans, poisoning marine life and seabirds, or going into landfills. Researchers estimate that there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by weight by 2050, and meanwhile, villages in countries such as Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia are being ‘turned into dumpsites’. 

TheCircularEconomyTeam June 7, 2019

EIT Climate-KIC is playing a prominent role at the third World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) in Helsinki, 3-5 June 2019. WCEF 2019 will highlight the world’s best circular economy solutions for governments, industries, businesses and households.

TheCircularEconomyTeam June 7, 2019

A few summers ago, Laszlo told his parents, Thomas Stern and Laura Gazzano, that he wanted to set up a stand to sell cucumbers in their driveway. Now 8 years old, Lazlo and his two younger sisters, Mina and Csilla, play a central role in the family business, an online seed store that launched on…

TheCircularEconomyTeam June 7, 2019

Tetiaroa Atoll is a rare, secluded place that serves as a refuge for nesting green sea turtles and a variety of seabird species, surrounded by a healthy and ecologically important coral reef and a brilliant turquoise lagoon. Unfortunately, like other atolls around the globe, Tetiaroa and the coral reefs that support it are at serious risk due to the negative effects of climate change and resource misuse– but there is hope. hat we are achieving this goal.”

TheCircularEconomyTeam June 4, 2019

As the Committee on Climate Change prepares to make its recommendations to Government on the UK’s long-term climate targets, Centrica’s Group Head of Environment, James Rushen, explains the steps that the company is taking to progress sustainability across its operations and with its customers…

TheCircularEconomyTeam June 4, 2019

Connecticut College campus members are missing out on free coffee! Cafes on-campus are offering discounts to customers practicing sustainable coffee-drinking, such as using a reusable mug instead of a take-away cup.

TheCircularEconomyTeam June 4, 2019

When Lorien Carsey started working on a farm as a part-time job, she was skeptical if she would even enjoy it. Some people are drawn to farming work and turns out Carsey is one of those people.  “I started in 1999, and I fell in love with the work but took a break to go…

TheCircularEconomyTeam June 4, 2019

Welcome to our brand new section of the site which is going to focus on the sustainable side of retail.It’s exciting times for anyone involved in this area as technology and retailers try to keep up with customers’ demand for all things ethical.  From palm oil to fur farms, fast fashion to one use…

TheCircularEconomyTeam June 3, 2019

As the circular economy grows in Charlotte, our dependence on foreign imports would decrease and one area to benefit is local food production.  From growing locally both traditionally and through aquaponics/hydroponics to the reuse of organic waste – this opportunity has the possibility of…

TheCircularEconomyTeam May 29, 2019

With over 400 stores worldwide and a presence in 41 countries, the Swedish furniture retailer IKEA has been one of the most successful global furniture retailers for over a decade. And in recent years, sustainability has become an increasingly important factor in IKEA’s business and marketing…

TheCircularEconomyTeam May 29, 2019

Sir, – As part of any plan to abolish the use of single-use plastic bottles, the Government should require airports to provide prominent drinking water points where travellers can fill their own multi-use bottles. It could be done this week. – Yours, etc, VINCENT MURPHY, Cork.

TheCircularEconomyTeam May 29, 2019

The Council adopted a directive which introduces new restrictions on certain single-use plastic products.The single-use plastics directive sets stricter rules for the types of products and packaging which are among the top ten most frequently found items polluting European beaches.

TheCircularEconomyTeam May 29, 2019

Single-Use Bioreactors Single-Use Bioreactors Market By Product (Single Use Bioreactor Systems, Media Bags, Filtration Assemblies, Others), Type (Stirred-Tank Single Use Bioreactor, Wave-Induced Single Use Bioreactor, Bubble-Column Single Use Bioreactor, Others), Type of Cell (Mammalian Cells, Bacterial Cells, Yeast Cells, Others), Type of Molecule (MABS, Vaccines, Stem Cells, Gene-Modified Cells, Others), Application (R&D, Bioproduction, Process Development), End-User, Geography  Single-use bioreactors market is expected to rise from its initial estimated value of USD 1.19 billion to an estimated value of USD 5.35 billion by 2026, 

TheCircularEconomyTeam May 29, 2019

Wiseguyreports.Com Adds “E-waste Recycling and Reuse Services – Global Market Growth, Opportunities, Analysis Of Top Key Players And Forecast To 2025” To Its Research Database. Description:  In 2017, the global E-waste Recycling and Reuse Services market size was million US$ and it is expected to reach million US$ by the end of 2025, with a CAGR of during 2018-2025. 

TheCircularEconomyTeam May 29, 2019

Fact-based market research, penetrating industry insights and validated forecasts to help you make better decisions for a stronger future Research Report on Electronic Waste Management Market Size, Share, Trends, Growth, Segmentation, Analysis, Outlook and Forecasts – 2024 19 April 2019 E-Waste is one of the quickest growing waste streams in developing and developed regions.

TheCircularEconomyTeam May 29, 2019

The agreement with Lincoln Clean Energy will produce enough wind energy to reduce the emissions associated with Vail Resorts’ estimated FY19 North American electricity use by 100 percent, which includes 17 resorts and their associated retail, hospitality, and corporate offices Eco-Products named ‘Official Zero Waste Partner’ of Vail Resorts to help divert nearly 300 tons of waste from landfills through sustainable sourcing, including a Smart Straw initiative.

TheCircularEconomyTeam May 28, 2019

In this paper, we present a method that facilitates Internet of Things (IoT) for building a product passport and data exchange enabling the next stage of the circular economy. SmartTags based on printed sensors (i.e., using functional ink) and a modified GS1 barcode standard enable unique identification of objects on a per item-level (including Fast-Moving Consumer Goods—FMCG), collecting, sensing, and reading of parameters from environment as well as tracking a products’ lifecycle.

TheCircularEconomyTeam May 24, 2019

Liquid Technology, an industry-leading IT asset disposition service provider, recently announced that they will be hosting their annual Earth Day event in collaboration with Marcus Partners, a real estate and commercial property firm, for a fourth consecutive year. To help combat the damaging effects of improper e-waste disposal, Liquid Technology holds this yearly event offering tenants of the Merritt 7 office park in Norwalk, CT the opportunity to safely and ethically recycle their unwanted IT assets. Global environmental concerns are on the rise, and e-waste disposal has become a critical consideration as the IT industry grows.

TheCircularEconomyTeam May 24, 2019

HTF MI comprehensive and detailed 111-page research study on Global Single-use Bioprocessing Sensors and Probes provides a significantly expanded scope with deeply analyzed conclusions and content that includes an industry relevant database of major existing Single-use Bioprocessing Sensors and Probesmanufacturers/players in each region, analysis of 11 leading national markets, important regions [North America, United States, Canada, Mexico, Asia-Pacific, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Europe, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Russia, Central & South America, Brazil, Rest of Central & South America, Middle East & Africa, GCC Countries,.

TheCircularEconomyTeam May 24, 2019

E-waste Management Wiseguyreports.Com Adds “E-waste Management 2019-2025 Global Market Survey Industry Key Players – Aurubis AG, Boliden AB, Stena Technoworld AB, Electronic Recyclers” To Its Research Database E-waste Management Market 2019-2025 Description: – In 2018, the global E-waste Management market size was million US$ and it is expected to reach million US$ by the end of 2025, with a CAGR of during 2019-2025.

TheCircularEconomyTeam May 24, 2019

Hay Festival embraces a new reusable beverage cup to replace the single-use paper cup Hay Festival embraces a new reusable beverage cup to replace the single-use paper cup as part of the festival’s on-going sustainability programme. With a clear majority of ‘on the go’ cups being non-recyclable, consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the negative environmental impact they are causing and are now committing to using sustainable alternatives.

TheCircularEconomyTeam May 24, 2019

Restaurants and businesses in Ventura are pledging to ditch single-use straws as part of the “Strawless Summer Challenge” launched by the Ventura County chapter of Surfrider Foundation, which seeks to raise awareness of the damage wrought by non-recyclable plastics and, in particular, straws. Come this weekend, one of Ventura County’s largest annual events will ditch straws as well when the Surf Rodeo kicks off in Ventura. As of July 10, Surfrider says that 19 restaurants in Ventura have committed to the pledge, becoming straw-by-request, paper-straw-by-request or offering no straws entirely, and two in Ojai. 

TheCircularEconomyTeam May 24, 2019

A new business intelligence report released by HTF MI with title “Global E-waste Recycling Market Status and Future Forecast 2015-2024 Market” has abilities to raise as the most significant market worldwide as it has remained playing a remarkable role in establishing progressive impacts on the universal economy. The Global E-waste Recycling Market Report offers energetic visions to conclude and study market size, market hopes, and competitive surroundings.

TheCircularEconomyTeam May 24, 2019

Summary The rapid technological evolution and adoption of consumer electronics highlights a growing need for adaptive methodologies to evaluate material consumption at the intersection of technological change and increasing consumption. While dematerialization and the circular economy (CE) have both been proposed to mitigate increasing material consumption, recent research has shown that these methods may be ineffective at achieving net material use reduction: When focused on specific products, these methods neglect the effects of complex interactions among and increasing consumption of consumer electronic products.

TheCircularEconomyTeam May 24, 2019

Flight EY484 will depart Abu Dhabi on 21 April, landing in Brisbane on 22 April – Earth Day.   Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport said: “Sustainable and efficient transport is core to the government’s vision, and we commend Etihad’s proactivity in paving the way for sustainability and efficiency in air transportation. 

TheCircularEconomyTeam May 24, 2019

Photo Courtesy of Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office Across the five boroughs, approximately 36 million pounds of single-use plastic foodware is collected from NYC’s residential waste stream. Tens of millions more pounds are collected from commercial establishments. By Forum Staff Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday signed an executive order that will end the direct City purchase of unnecessary single-use plastics in favor of compostable or recyclable alternatives. 

TheCircularEconomyTeam May 23, 2019

Whilst there have been gradual changes to the availability single-use plastics, up until now, it’s all felt like a drop in the ocean. Yet, in October 2018, the European Parliament congregated to impose a complete ban on a wide-variety of single-use plastics. The ultimate aim is to prevent the excessive pollution of the ocean. We’ve all seen the footage of animals with stomachs full of plastic or encased in plastic, and it’s easy to wonder how the ocean ended up in such a terrible state of affairs. 

TheCircularEconomyTeam May 23, 2019

Call for Proposals: ‘Recommendations from Life Cycle Assessment studies of single-use plastic bags and their alternatives’ The Life Cycle Initiative is issuing a Call for Proposals for a project that aims to show how Life Cycle Assessment can lead to informed policy decision-making following the example of single-use plastic bags and its alternatives. The project output will be two compact, literature-based reports. The deadline for submission is 24 May 2019, COB. Access to relevant background information and download the application template.

TheCircularEconomyTeam May 23, 2019

A trial 20p levy is being brought into force on disposable coffee cups sold around the University and SU this week after 750,000 were sold across campus last year. Around one million hot drinks are sold across the 13 University-owned ‘Hustle and Bustle’ outlets every year, including the IC Cafe and Diamond Cafe, and between August 2017 and July this year 749,960 disposable coffee cups passed through. 

TheCircularEconomyTeam May 23, 2019

Press Release:-  The National Consumers’ Association (NCA) understands the policy decision by Massy Stores Management to implement a levy on the sale of single use plastic bags.The Association is cognizant that this charge may not be totally supported by the consuming public but appreciates that …

TheCircularEconomyTeam May 23, 2019

A House of Commons committee has written to the chairs of all football leagues across the UK to urge them to stop using single-use plastics.  This call for action follows the Premier League’s decision to introduce measures to eliminate this material in its operations and supply chains over the next…

TheCircularEconomyTeam May 22, 2019

Dress and Scarf – SkunkFunk Shoes – Po-Zu Backpack – Brag Vintage At the begining of the year I pledged to try and stop using single use plastics! Now 7 months into 2018, I thought it was time for a little update. I knew when I pledged to give up single use plastics, I was possibly setting myself up to fail but I had completely underestimated how difficult it would be. 

TheCircularEconomyTeam May 22, 2019

BRUSSELS: The EU proposed Monday a bloc-wide ban on single-use plastics such as straws, cutlery and cotton buds while urging the collection of most plastic drinks bottles by 2025. The set of proposals are part of a growing EU drive to rid the environment of plastic waste which has begun showing up…

TheCircularEconomyTeam May 22, 2019

The Bureau of the European Parliament has announced that it will eliminate the use of all plastic water bottles and other single-use plastic products.   This decision is the final stage of a project which has already seen 166 waste fountains being installed in Parliament buildings, as well as the…

TheCircularEconomyTeam May 22, 2019

CHICAGO — Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that its hotels around the globe will eliminate single-use plastic straws and drink picks by Sept. 1, 2018. Straws and picks will only be available upon request and environmentally friendly alternatives will be provided where available.