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July 30, 2021
Circular Economy Editor

Consumer Rent-to-Recirculate business gets US$1 billion endorsement

BERLIN: Grover, a circular economy-based renter of consumer technology, has secured US$1billion in equity and asset-backed financing to increase its subscribers from 475,000 to five million by 2024. Fasanara Capital will fund a special purpose entity to…
July 21, 2021
Circular Economy Editor

New circular economy map for marine industry

LONDON: The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) has published a report discussing the potential of applying circular economy principles to maritime shipping. Authored by Dutch sustainability and circularity consultancy 2BHonest, the report says it is time…
July 06, 2021
Circular Economy Editor

CMA CGM to use biomethane from household waste for containerships

MARSEILLE: CMA CGM is expanding its search for alternatives to fossil fuel-based ship propulsion with a plan to convert household waste from 1.8 million people living in France’s largest local authority to liquefied biomethane (BioLNG). Produced by converting…
June 28, 2021
Circular Economy Editor

Scotland discovers current consumer habits are unsustainable

STIRLING, Scotland: Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) has published a report revealing the country’s inhabitants consume materials at over twice a sustainable rate every year. Analysis of Scotland’s first Material Flow Account (MFA) explains the scale and nature of…
June 17, 2021
Circular Economy Editor

Bangladesh to save US$500 million annually with circular garment economy

COPENHAGEN/DHACA, Bangladesh: Analysis by the Circular Fashion Partnership suggests the country could save US$500 million a year on imported cotton if it recycled 250,000 tonnes of cotton waste from existing garment manufacturing. In 2019 Bangladesh imported…
June 17, 2021
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US consortium plans circular economy for plastic by 2025

ASHEVILLE, NC: The U.S. Plastics Pact, a consortium led by The Recycling Partnership and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), has launched a circular economy roadmap for plastic by 2025. The U.S. Pact, part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s global Plastics Pact…
June 16, 2021
Circular Economy Editor

A sustainable textile industry has to be circular say NGOs

BRUSSELS: A paper by the European Environment Bureau (EEB) on behalf of the Wardrobe Change campaign by 25 NGOs, says the production of 675 million tonnes of raw materials annually to create clothing, footwear and household textiles for EU consumers is…
June 15, 2021
Circular Economy Editor

Circular economy manufacturing can raise the bar on global climate goals

STOCKHOLM: Martin Lundstedt, CEO and president of the Volvo Group, says adopting a circular development and design process is key to the manufacturing industry reducing its “heavy responsibility” for GHG emissions: “ In the US, manufacturing accounts for…
May 18, 2021
Circular Economy Editor

Source of plastic waste and financing revealed

PERTH: A report by the philanthropic Minderoo Foundation says 20 companies produce over 50 percent of all single-use plastic that ends up as waste and 100 are behind 90 percent of global single-use plastic production. The ‘Plastic Waste-Makers Index’, topped…
May 18, 2021
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Latest ship recycling data published

LONDON: The Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI) has published its latest ship recycling policies and practices from 12 shipowners. NYK Line recently joined SRTI members Altera Infrastructure, Swire Pacific Offshore Operations, Stolt Tankers,…
May 06, 2021
Circular Economy Editor

Philips to focus on circular product design

AMSTERDAM: Philips has renewed its partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation for a further three years in order to focus on circular design and circular economy metrics. The two organisations are collaborating on the Philips-initiated Student Service…
May 05, 2021
Circular Economy Editor

For us at CHEP every day is Earth Day

COLOGNE: Katrin Zeiler is Senior director Zero Waste World, Customer Innovation & Solutions Europe for supply chain solutions company CHEP. A former innovation executive for DHL, she says collaboration is key to realising a circular economy: Recently, we…

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