Unilever and Veolia announced that they have signed a collaboration agreement to jointly work on emerging technologies that will help create a circular economy on plastics across various geographies, starting in India and Indonesia.
Global leaders in circular economy business agree the time to act is now for first-mover advantage on circular economy business opportunities and meeting global climate change targets. With 45 percent of global emissions generated through consumer products, business have a pathway to sustainable growth by combining renewable energy with a circular economy business model that designs out waste while creating new business value.
Exciting news: I am joining Microsoft as the Global Lead, Sustainability Science.My first task is to build a sustainability science team.
We spoke to Boomtown’s Emily Ford about this year’s changes, like the plastic bottle ban, compostable cups and cigarette butt ballot bins.
In a previous blog post, I discussed the Design Lifecyle as having three primary stages: Pre-Building, Building and Post-Building. I spent considerable time in the Pre-Building phase focused on the sourcing and manufacture of sustainable construction materials. In this installment, we’ll segue into the Building stage and plumb the depths of sustainable construction techniques.
In his 2011 book “Waste,” Mohamed Osmani estimated that construction waste produced on a typical job site is as much as 30% of the total weight of the building materials delivered to the site. So for every 100 pounds of construction material brought to the site, 30 of it will be wasted. That means that by 2025, the amount of construction waste generated each year will be over 2.2 billion tons.