Because the planet is worth it

(FRANCE) Cosmetics giant L’Oréal has announced it is going to develop new systems to support sustainable production. It is partnering with waste and water management company SUEZ to advance the circular econ...

Recycling tech embodies circular model

A paltry 14% of plastic packaging is recycled globally. For its part, Unilever has pledged to make its packaging completely 'recyclable, reusable or compostable' by the middle of the next decade. The parent ...

Time to make sustainability fashionable

(COPENHAGEN) It is time for the multi-trillion dollar clothing industry to look at itself in the mirror and decide what it needs to do to become eco-friendly. In America a staggering 85% of apparel is ending...

The circular economy’s sweet spot

(FINLAND) Talking a good game is one thing, delivering on the rhetoric quite another. And when it comes to the circular economy, few can claim to be acting as boldly as Finland. The country was the first ...

Nordic region plans for circular future

The Nordic nations are working closely together in a bid to accelerate the region's shift to a more circular economy. A new initiative has been launched through the Nordic Council of Ministers, an inter-gove...

Making festival sleepovers sustainable

(AMSTERDAM) An award-winning product developed by Dutch entrepreneurs looks set to boost the green credentials of summer music festivals. KarTent's cardboard tents provide a sustainable solution to the hu...

‘Virtuous Circle’ project shows its class

(SOUTH AFRICA) The circular economy is continuing to gain traction as more people experience the benefits of it. Initiatives like the 'Virtuous Circle' project in South Africa are a great example of this....

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...