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Going Circular By Design

Going Circular By Design

“Circular material use and smart products design hold a promise of substantially reducing the environmental burden of production and consumption, but it requires fundamental shifts in our resource use patterns,” finds a new report launched at the World Circular Economy Forum 2017 in Helsinki.

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Achieving Circularity

Achieving Circularity

Companies looking for innovative ways to give the circular economy a spin can check out insulation foams producer Armacell, which is giving PET plastic bottles a second life in wind turbine rotor blades.

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Firms Flock to Circular Economy 100 USA

Firms Flock to Circular Economy 100 USA

Four years after becoming the fastest solo sailor to circumnavigate the globe, a 2005 record that still stands, Dame Ellen MacArthur founded the UK charity that bears her name to advance the sustainability that flows from a well-functioning circular economy.

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Making Plastic Waste Disappear

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Every ton of plastic bottles recycled saves about 3.8 barrels of oil, says the Plastics Industry Trade Association, which has just launched a Zero Net Waste program to help members evaluate waste reduction opportunities and maximize landfill diversion.

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What is Circular Economy

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Circular economy can be applied to the universe itself and preserving finite resources, it can also be used as a business model. Business owners of all sizes can benefit from the school of thought associated with circular economy.

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Green Economies Arising Across Europe

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A broad political will and the involvement of many different economic and social actors are essential for successful transition to a green economy, conclude researchers from five institutes of the Partnership for European Environmental Research (PEER).

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Closing the Loop: EU Quarrels Over Circular Economy Plan

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The European Commission has adopted a new Circular Economy Package it says will help European businesses and consumers contribute to “closing the loop” of product lifecycles through greater recycling and re-use. But Members of the European Parliament are critical of the new package.

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World’s Business Leaders Buy In to Sustainability

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Best business practices, collaborative approaches to sustainable development and inspiring ways to build a better world were the focus as 1,000 business, government and civil society leaders gathered in San Francisco for their annual Business for Social Responsibility Conference.

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Why Social Investors Must Get Behind the Circular Economy

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The circular economy movement is gaining momentum fast. Yet businesses who want to transition to a circular model still find it difficult to secure finance. Social investors should get behind them and lend support to what will an important step toward a sustainable future for all.

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