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What do we do about plastics?

Changing consumption patterns can help reduce waste generation and enhance waste management, but in the long run we need to develop a circular economy based on renewable resources. The energy and materials the economy requires must be renewable. The collection of waste will need to be …
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European Parliament endorses revised waste framework Directive

The European Parliament has approved an amendment to the waste framework Directive that requires suppliers to notify Echa of the presence of substances of very high concern in articles. The amendment to Article 9 of the Directive is part of the EU's circular economy package to develop non-toxic …
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Issue 474 | 23 April 2018

Antanas Guoga interview, Blockchain, State of the Energy Union, intestinal failure, Circular Economy, mental health, fake news, recognising cancer nursing, polio, cohesion policy, 5 questions with Biljana Borzan and more… Betting on Blockchain. Entrepreneur, philanthropist, sponsor of Lithuania's …
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AB Sugar targets water, carbon and plastics under new sustainability commitment

More than 25 million people across the globe will be equipped with scientific information on sugar, diets and health by 2030 under the commitment, while AB Sugar will move to champion the circular economy. UK subsidiary British Sugar, for example, contributes £700m to the national economy and …
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Applications open for 2018 Green Alley Award

The annual Green Alley Award for circular economy startups has launched its 2018 competition with a call for entries by 1 July. The Green Alley Award was set up by the Landbell Group in 2014 as the first European award for the circular economy, encouraging innovation and startups to advance the …
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OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS FOR ENTERPRISING RECYCLERS

An onshore recycling industry is surely a no-brainer, embracing the circular economy and producing valuable raw materials for further processing. It may take some form of gentle government incentive, or perhaps legislation to mandate the use of recycled materials. But it is the only sustainable answer.
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Stop our oceans choking on a plastic overdose

Product designers have an important role to play in the creation of a “circular economy”, making it simpler to separate different components at the end of their life and identify different plastic ingredients. A priority for research is to improve recycling technology. A hint of what might be possible came last …
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On Earth Day, Government of Canada targets plastic waste and marine litter with launch of online …

From participating in local cleanups in Canada and around the world, to making smarter choices about what we buy and use, to incentivizing waste collection and recycling for a circular economy in places where the flow of trash from land to the ocean is greatest, every individual and every government …
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It's REALLY not easy being green! New clothes recycling app that rewards people with discounts …

reGAIN app launched earlier this week to encourage clothes recycling; More than 300,000 tonnes of clothing ends up in landfill every year; App rewards customers with discount vouchers for Boohoo and Missguided; Sustainability expert warned that it could encourage people to spend on further …
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Vogue's Guide To Sustainable Restaurants

Whether you're a dedicated ecologist or you just hate throwing food away, there's one word to ban from the kitchen this year: waste. From embracing a circular economy to transforming scraps into delightful dishes, some of the trendiest bars and restaurants have turned zero-waste into a “less is more” …
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