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Did plastics create our throwaway society?

… up in the environment in the first place. “Setting the ultimate goal of converting everything to biodegradable plastics (would that were even possible) flies in the face of the hard work the European Commission and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation are doing to establish the Plastics Circular Economy.” …
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The Key To Carbon Sequestration Could Be Right Under Our Feet

The upshot is that we will need to turn conventional notions of capitalism upside down and create a circular economy that respects the earth and all species who inhabit it. It also means combating the bizarre notion some people find in the Bible they say grants humanity total dominance over the world, …
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Five Trends to Revolutionize Packaging in 2018

Packaging will play a pivotal role in reducing global food and product waste, and online brands will reinvigorate their packaging in order to enhance the e-commerce experience, according to Mintel's packaging trends for 2018. Looking ahead, Benjamin Punchard, global packaging insights director at …
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European Union Attempts To Move Towards A "Circular Economy"

Last October, the European Commission published its Work Programme for 2018. In the environmental area, a prominent topic is the EU initiative with respect to a 'circular economy.' This concept involves a transition to a “stronger and more circular economy where resources are used in a more …
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Converting waste water from dairies to animal feed and aviation fuel

The production of bio-oil is part of the development of a circular economy, in which all wastes are recycled into valuable products. "Only a completely circular economy can be sustainable with all energy coming from renewable sources, while carbon for chemicals is coming from waste CO2 and other …
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Greek Yogurt Waste Could Be Used In Jet Fuel And Livestock Feed

In order to move toward a more circular economy, “as a sustainable society, we have to recover everything,” he said. RTR3MQJ9 Cattle gather in a field near an ECO 110 wind turbine manufactured by Alstom in the Landes de Couesme wind farm near La Gacilly, western France, April 26, 2014. Reuters.
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Zero Waste Scotland freshens up Board with new appointments

Following the announcement, the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham, welcomed the appointments, saying: “Scotland is widely acknowledged as one of the world's leading nations for the circular economy and the unique expertise of …
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Opportunities Weekly: global accelerator programme in London, New Ventures closing in 2 days …

… either for-profit or not-for-profit. Start-ups or communities must be already up and running. Start-ups working on creating stronger communities in cities, through stronger human connection for better health and wellbeing, better education and fairer opportunities and contributing to a circular economy.
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More than $60 billion contained in world's electronic waste each year

"Therefore, the circular economy concept offers huge economic and employment opportunities for e-waste management," the ITU report said. "The presented 55 billion euros of secondary materials is an underestimate of those economic opportunities." In 2016, Asia, Europe and the Americas were the …
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The amount of e-waste we generate annually could build 4500 Eiffel Towers

"Finding the proper solutions for e-waste management is a measure of our ability to utilise the technological advances to stimulate a waste-less future and to make a circular economy a reality for this complex waste stream that contains valuable resources." The authors estimate that only 20% of all …
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