Olympics eyes green future

Putting sustainable thinking at the heart of the Olympics planning process is very much the New Norm for the organisers. The Olympic Agenda 2020, agreed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 2014, ...

It’s time to ‘design better cities’

The reality of dwindling resources and growing urban populations presents a range of challenges that circular economy thinking can help overcome. And reports released today at the 9th World Urban Forum in Ku...

EU makes €98.2M circular pledge

The European Commission has rubber stamped €98.2 of investments targeted at accelerating the continent's shift to a low-carbon, circular economy. It is part of the new LIFE funding programme for the Environm...

Giant mannequin wastes nothing

A striking new display in New York is helping to raise awareness about the problem of clothes waste. With 85% of apparel ending up in landfill - in the US alone - action needs to be taken to reverse the envi...

People’s lottery likes circular ideas

UK players of the People's Postcode Lottery are making a big contribution to the growth of the circular economy. The community-inspired lottery platform, which supports good causes, has distributed over £260...

Take circular economy training survey

The European Union's premier climate innovation platform is planning to develop a circular economy training programme. And Climate-KIC is asking 'individuals, staff from businesses from different sectors, pu...

Rolling Stone gathers no plastic

Mick Jagger is calling on people to join him in reducing the scourge of plastic waste. The rock icon tweeted this weekend that he is taking on the challenge to #PassOnPlastic. The initiative is being spearhe...

Cross-sector support for circularity

Companies operating in a diverse range of industries are committing to growing the circular economy. A host of global brands, including the likes of Coca-Cola and McDonald’s, are stepping up their zero waste...

Super Bowl scores on sustainability

America's National Football League (NFL) plans to make this weekend's Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis an exemplar of sustainability. It is collaborating with the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority PepsiCo, ...

Europe visualises circular future

European institutions are implementing a range of initiatives to grow the circular economy. A comprehensive new European strategy on plastics was launched this month, as political leaders ramp up efforts to ...