BASF joins circular economy club

(GERMANY) BASF announced this week it has joined two Ellen MacArthur Foundation initiatives in a bid to boost its circular economy ambitions. The chemicals giant said it plans to work closely with other s...

Standing up to scourge of plastic waste

A pioneering environmentalist is striving to raise awareness about the staggering amount of pollution there is in the sea resulting from plastic waste. And Lizzie Carr plans to do it in a rather inspiring wa...

Stanford team makes e-waste disappear

(USA) Researchers at Stanford University have pioneered electronic components that are biodegradable. This is a major step in the fight against the growing problem of e-waste. In 2017, some 50 million ton...

Praise for Apple’s ‘closed-loop’ vision

Apple's announcement last month that it wants to one day bring an end to its reliance on mining and move to a circular business model has been well received. The company set out its ambitions to pioneer a "c...

Designing a circular system

(DENMARK) The fashion industry's plans to align itself with the principles of the circular economy will be unveiled in Copenhagen next month. When the leading names from the world of fashion arrive in the...

Vodka reveals its sustainable side

It is Friday so thoughts of a cocktail are never far away. And in the spirit of sustainability, the multi-award winning 42BELOW vodka has taken cocktail lemons and unwanted fruit from bars in New Zealand and Au...

eCycling growing in popularity

Every statistic out there highlights the increasing global demand there is for electronics but what about the e-waste that goes with it? Nations and industries worldwide are working on a whole range of proje...

Repackaging the circular economy

(EUROPE) Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever are just three of the household names that are part of a new European project aiming to make flexible packaging more relevant to the circular economy. Called CEFLEX t...

Support for companies to ‘go circular’

(LONDON) An EU-funded initiative launched in the English capital this week will help smaller businesses to 'go circular'. The Advance London project, set up by The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB)...

New economic system on the rise

(USA) A major tech provider to the waste industry has announced it is backing efforts in America to advance the circular economy. Headquartered in Ireland, AMCS operates internationally in servicing the n...