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Why Mining — Yes, Mining — Cares About Sustainability

Ore grades are still declining, and the world will need even more copper than before. It's time, I think, to use the sustainability lens to think in more heretical ways about metals and how to build a circular economy. What if we rethink where we get metals from — i.e., why do we need to dig up new, or virgin …
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Viridor adds to One Show message on plastics

The waste management company's reprocessing and collection operations were strongly featured in the programme yesterday (23 April). Alongside a recycling message, viewers were shown material being recycled which, said Viridor, demonstrated “how the Circular Economy can work when the right …
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Up in the air? Heathrow reports on green progress as it eyes crunch expansion vote

Other successes demonstrated in the report include a 30 per cent reduction in flights after 11.30pm in order to combat noise issues, as well as the launch of Heathrow's Centre of Excellence for sustainability – which is set to focus on circular economy, advanced materials, and clean tech – backed by an …
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Catalyte Continues Growth Trajectory to Bring More Americans Into Digital Economy with Opening …

It also creates a local, circular economy where clients reinvest in their communities and build a long-term talent and innovation pipeline," said Scott Harris, executive vice president, client services. "This office will allow Catalyte to expand the local talent pool and provide better software engineering …
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European Commission publishes guidelines on feed use of former foodstuffs

The European Commission on April 17 published its guidelines for the feed use of food no longer intended for human consumption, as the next key deliverable of the European Union Circular Economy Action Plan on food waste. The European Former Foodstuff Processors Assn. (EFFPA) and the …
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Viridor takes tonnes of beach plastic to The One Show and shows how it can be made into new …

Taunton-based Viridor showed how the Circular Economy can work when the right stuff is put in the right bin. Viridor's Logistics team transported plastic that had been collected off beaches from Cornwall to Aberdeen and showed how it could be reused through Viridor's Plastics Recycling Facility at …
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EU Plastics Strategy Needs “Concrete Binding Actions”, Says FEAD

European Federation of waste Management and Environmental Services (FEAD) members has welcomed the publication of the European Parliament draft report on a European strategy for plastics in a circular economy by rapporteur MEP Mark Demesmaeker as a step forward for designing a new …
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Gove reignites oxo controversy

“In addition, these materials are not suited for effective long-term reuse, recycling at scale or composting, meaning they cannot be part of a circular economy.” A foundation spokeswoman said she thought Gove had revived the issue under pressure from the oxo–biodegradable industry. Michael Stephen …
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EIB finances up to Euro 76 mn for SIAH's "new generation" wastewater treatment plant

This European funding will very concretely provide the territory with a so-called "new generation" wastewater treatment plant based on the concept of the circular economy, with a reduction in the overall energy balance and the creation of additional income. The water treatment residues – that is to say the …
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Asia Agri-Tech Expo & Forum Offers Green and Smart Solutions to Global Food Supply Shortage

TAIPEI, Taiwan, April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — 2018 Asia Agri-Tech Expo & Forum being held in conjunction with Aquaculture Taiwan and Livestock Taiwan Expo & Forum has proven itself to be the representative tradeshow in Asia-Pacific region. Organised by UBM Taiwan, the triple show aims to …
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