Pacific island of Nauru sets two-year deadline for deep-sea mining rules | Business
The tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru has notified a U.N. body of plans to start deep-sea mining, giving the International Seabed Authority (ISA) two years to complete long-running talks on rules governing the new and controversial industry. Nauru President Lionel Aingimea notified ISA about the mining plans to be carried out by a subsidiary of The Metals Co in a letter dated June 25 and seen by Reuters on Tuesday.
Successful plasma trials recover precious metals from electronic waste
Tetronics International and Innovate UK have successfully completed plasma trials to recover precious metals from e-waste. Jerome Trefalt, the Project Manager for Tetronics gives an overview of the results and his learnings from the project.
Earthships: A Circular Economy solution for Africa
The Circular Economy model is steadily gaining momentum around the globe, doing away with a linear and wasteful mindset.
ISRI’s Updated Position on Free and Fair Trade Reflects Recycling’s Essential Role as a Component of the Circular Economy
The scrap recycling industry is the first link in the global manufacturing supply chain and is thus dependent upon both a healthy domestic manufacturing base and access to global markets. The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) updated its policy position on free and fair trade, recognizing the support it provides to recyclable commodity market access development. Recyclable materials are sustainable commodities that have value and are sold in the global marketplace according to ISRI’s globally recognized specifications as a raw material that reduces the environmental impact of using virgin materials for manufacturing. More than 40 percent of global manufacturers’ raw materials needs are met by the ready supply of recycled commodities.
European Commission plots ban on single-use plastics
The European Commission presented its long-awaited marine-litter-busting proposal on single-use plastics on Monday (28 May). The first legislative proposal from the Plastics Strategy aims to help the EU clean up the continent’s beaches and waterways.
Consumer backlash over wooden cutlery (You can’t please everyone, can you…?)
Consumers are staging a backlash against disposable wooden cutlery after sandwich chains have started handing them out instead of plastic versions.