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Circular economy: More recycling of household waste, less landfilling | News | European Parliament

Circular economy: More recycling of household waste, less landfilling | News | European Parliament | #CircularEconomy & #Waste | Scoop.it
Parliament backs ambitious recycling targets, under legislation on waste and the circular economy, adopted on Wednesday.
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Unilever to develop closed-loop supply for food packaging plastics

Unilever to develop closed-loop supply for food packaging plastics | #CircularEconomy & #Waste | Scoop.it
In the latest corporate commitment to target plastic waste, Unilever has agreed a new partnership to develop technology capable of converting PET plastic waste into virgin-grade materials available for use in food packaging. - edie news centre
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Soup, beer and soap from food waste? Dutch shoppers say yes 

 

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The plastics crisis is more urgent than you know. Recycling bottles won’t fix it 

The plastics crisis is more urgent than you know. Recycling bottles won’t fix it  | #CircularEconomy & #Waste | Scoop.it
A deposit scheme for bottles won’t make a scrap of difference. This stuff is in our food, our clothes – and in us, writes John Vidal, a former Guardian environment editor
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Bio-leather made from apples – one of the 15 start-ups aiming to change fashion.

Bio-leather made from apples – one of the 15 start-ups aiming to change fashion. | #CircularEconomy & #Waste | Scoop.it
15 start-ups given backing to help improve fashion's sustainability, helped with the backing of Fashion for Good.
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Twelve Asian Entrepreneurs awarded for forward-thinking environmental solutions

Twelve Asian Entrepreneurs awarded for forward-thinking environmental solutions | #CircularEconomy & #Waste | Scoop.it
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UNIDO Helps Prevent E-Waste Eiffel Towers in Latin America

UNIDO Helps Prevent E-Waste Eiffel Towers in Latin America | #CircularEconomy & #Waste | Scoop.it
IDN-InDepthNews is flagship agency of the global International Press Syndicate Group helping to discover the world Beyond Breaking the News.
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Trending: New Circular Solutions for Polyester, Almonds Drive Textiles, Plastics Towards Zero Waste 

Trending: New Circular Solutions for Polyester, Almonds Drive Textiles, Plastics Towards Zero Waste  | #CircularEconomy & #Waste | Scoop.it
The potential of the circular economy continues to unfold as new technologies are help transform everything from post-consumer textiles to almond shells into high-quality raw materials.
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Three ways waste pickers can be included in the new circular economy

Three ways waste pickers can be included in the new circular economy | #CircularEconomy & #Waste | Scoop.it
With an increasing call for a new economic system, the circular economy has gained more attention. The circular economy aims to address our unsustainable path by decoupling “economic development from (...)
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Here's how we aim to close the loop on ocean plastic pollution

Here's how we aim to close the loop on ocean plastic pollution | #CircularEconomy & #Waste | Scoop.it
The Closed Loop Fund and Ocean Conservancy are attacking plastic trash in the oceans with a bevy of corporate partners, from 3M to PepsiCo.
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European Circular Economy Project Researches Wind Turbine Blade Recycling

European Circular Economy Project Researches Wind Turbine Blade Recycling | #CircularEconomy & #Waste | Scoop.it
A short time ago the very first wind power turbines in Finland were dismantled. Much of the material is easy to recycle – mostly steel. But the blades are made with thermoset FRPs that have so far been considered unrecyclable.
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How do you prove the circular economy is working?

How do you prove the circular economy is working? | #CircularEconomy & #Waste | Scoop.it
AECOM's Robert Spencer warns that businesses deploying circular economy models need to remember to make the case for the approach, even once it is successfully up and running
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Circular Economy in Cities: Evolving the Model for a Sustainable Urban Future 

Circular Economy in Cities: Evolving the Model for a Sustainable Urban Future  | #CircularEconomy & #Waste | Scoop.it
Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities, a figure that is projected to increase 70 percent by 2050. This has considerable implications for urban infrastructure, waste management, natural resources and energy, and calls for an overhaul of how we envision and approach every element of urban living.
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Innovative New App Aims To Encourage Circular Fashion

Innovative New App Aims To Encourage Circular Fashion | #CircularEconomy & #Waste | Scoop.it
The UK’s first app for the recycling of unwanted clothing, reGAIN app, has launched, marking a significant step forward for the creation of a circular economy in fashion. The app helps consumers turn unwanted clothes into discount coupons for leading retailers … Continue reading →
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Nigerian designers put urban waste to sustainable use

Nigerian designers put urban waste to sustainable use | #CircularEconomy & #Waste | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs see treasure in trash, but scaling up is a challenge
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'But will it cut waste?': reader concerns about bottle deposit scheme | Environment 

'But will it cut waste?': reader concerns about bottle deposit scheme | Environment  | #CircularEconomy & #Waste | Scoop.it
From potential issues of capacity to accessibility, readers share their concerns on the reality of recycling using deposit return schemes
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Is monetizing waste the secret to ending plastic pollution?

Is monetizing waste the secret to ending plastic pollution? | #CircularEconomy & #Waste | Scoop.it
David Katz is founder and CEO of the Plastic Bank, a company that aims to stop plastic pollution by turning waste into currency. In areas with official stores, collectors can turn in plastic waste and receive cash or credit to an online account, which can then be used to purchase everything from insurance and phones to cooking fuel and stoves. We talked with Katz about why making plastic valuable can help stop it from entering the ocean while also reducing poverty.
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There’s no escape from the ‘economics of enough’ 

There’s no escape from the ‘economics of enough’  | #CircularEconomy & #Waste | Scoop.it
If we want to reduce the use of natural resources and energy in absolute terms, a sufficiency strategy is needed to complement the eco-efficiency and circular economy approaches, write Riccardo Mastini and Leida Rijnhout.
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Running On Water In Sneakers Made With Kelp

Running On Water In Sneakers Made With Kelp | #CircularEconomy & #Waste | Scoop.it
Your next sneakers may be made with kelp, a natural ocean purifier. Check out why major running shoe companies are excited about this new biomaterials company, Algiknit.
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Landfills: A future source of raw materials

Landfills: A future source of raw materials | #CircularEconomy & #Waste | Scoop.it
Decontamination of landfills and open dumpsites could prove profitable – both financially and for the environment.
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UK Will Vote In Favour Of EU Circular Economy Package

UK Will Vote In Favour Of EU Circular Economy Package | #CircularEconomy & #Waste | Scoop.it
The UK will vote to in favour of the EU’s Circular Economy Package (CEP) when it comes to the Council, Defra has confirmed.
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Waste Free Oceans partners with Henkel to fight marine plastic litter

Waste Free Oceans partners with Henkel to fight marine plastic litter | #CircularEconomy & #Waste | Scoop.it
Waste Free Oceans has announced a new partnership with Henkel to remove plastic waste from oceans and rivers – and transform it into over a million bottles used for the Lovables laundry brand.
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Starbucks offers $10M to develop fully eco-friendly coffee cup 

Starbucks offers $10M to develop fully eco-friendly coffee cup  | #CircularEconomy & #Waste | Scoop.it
Starbucks is making a $10 million commitment to develop a greener coffee cup that is fully recyclable and compostable.
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Circle Economy Teams with the eBay to Crowdsource Circular Solutions

Circle Economy Teams with the eBay to Crowdsource Circular Solutions | #CircularEconomy & #Waste | Scoop.it
Circle Economy announced it's collaborating with eBay to launch an online platform that creates a global community to promote the circular economy.
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London trials free water bottle refills in bid to cut plastic waste 

London trials free water bottle refills in bid to cut plastic waste  | #CircularEconomy & #Waste | Scoop.it
Tate Modern and Costa Coffee among outlets offering free tap water in five areas of the capital
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