"The government must act quickly to head off a crisis in the supply of raw materials, the country’s leading business and environment groups have warned today.
It calls for a new Office of Resource Management to be set up to co-ordinate Whitehall activity on resource security, which "would ensure all departments create jobs and boost the economy by slashing the waste of natural resources," said Friends of the Earth Resource Campaigner, Julian Kirby."
UK Business and NGOs urge British government to tackle potential raw materials crisis.
"After three decades of torrid growth, China is encountering an unfamiliar problem with its newly struggling economy: a huge buildup of unsold goods that is cluttering shop floors, clogging car dealerships and filling factory warehouses." (Source: NY Times)
For all its nice rhetoric about the "circular economy", the reality in the Chinese economy is quite different and follows the traditional logic.
It's time to learn from nature's system of abundance if we are to have a sustainable future, says Joss Tantram...
This article in the Guardian's Sustainable Business blog is symptomatic of the lack of knowledge about ecological and energy realities. It is not just by shifting our narratives from scarcity to abundance that we will be able to shift our production systems to mimick the complex workings of nature.
KPMG explores 10 sustainability megaforces set to impact business over the next 20 year.
This interesting report shows "that population growth, exploitation of natural resources, climate change and other factors are putting the world on a development trajectory that is not sustainable. In other words, if we fail to alter our patterns of production and consumption, things will begin to go badly wrong. How wrong and for whom, is also explored in the report."
"The European Resource Efficiency Platform's objective is to provide high-level guidance to the European Commission, Members States and private actors on the transition to a more resource-efficient economy. This transformation is complex and cuts across policy areas and interests. Environmental resources and economic systems affect each other — it is rarely possible to reform one without altering the other."