CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Countdown is committed to advancing the circular economy

Countdown is committed to advancing the circular economy

Countdown will be supporting the Sustainable Business Network's Circular Economy Accelerator (CEA) in its work to complete a diagnostic study in New Zealand's entire plastic packaging system, which aims to identify key challenges and interventions for...

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Eunomia leading EU circular economy study

Eunomia leading EU circular economy study

Environmental consultancy is leading a consortium of six European consultancies in a study of how EU policy could increase the circular economy potential of products.

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What we can learn from the EU's example in circular economy?

What we can learn from the EU's example in circular economy?Lock icon

What motivates different nations to create circular economy agendas do vary - from creating a more competitive economy, to complying with emissions targets and better social outcomes - but despite the motivations, it has become an increasing priority...

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Altering the fashion industry towards a waste-free world

Altering the fashion industry towards a waste-free world

An increasing number of designers are trying to alter how the fashion industry does business by transitioning towards a waste-free world and bringing into fashion the concept of reusing, reducing and recycling.

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Can the circular economy solve the world's water crisis?

Can the circular economy solve the world's water crisis?

Cape Town proved to the world this year that water should not be taken for granted - and as low levels of rainfall are compounded by heatwaves in Europe, experts are calling for change in our consumption patterns and innovative water management strategies...

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Scottish firm driving the reuse of old golf clubs

Scottish firm driving the reuse of old golf clubs

A Scottish-based pilot programme called Garage2green, which is driving to reduce waste by giving unused sets of golf clubs a new lease of life, has recently been granted almost £56,000 ($98,000) from Zero Waste Scotland's Circular Economy Investment Fund...

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New stretch wrap will biodegrade in landfill within 1-5 years

New stretch wrap will biodegrade in landfill within 1-5 years

Two Melbourne entrepreneurs - a geologist and an engineer - have created an innovative suite of landfill biodegradable packaging supplies including stretch wrap, packing tape, pallet caps and doculopes for companies 100% committed to environmental responsibility....

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Muffin Break wants to put an end to coffee cup waste

Muffin Break wants to put an end to coffee cup wasteLock icon

Muffin Break has announced its commitment to sustainability and the community, and to reducing its environmental impact with the launch of two new initiatives aimed at reducing the coffee cup waste stream.

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Eco-friendly plastic wrap could replace plastic food packaging

Eco-friendly plastic wrap could replace plastic food packaging

Scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new material from tree fibres and crab shells, which could completely replace plastic packaging in the near future.

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Planet Ark announce a new solution for spent coffee grounds

Planet Ark announce a new solution for spent coffee grounds

Planet Ark has announced the Coffee 4 Planet Ark trial, which aims to divert spent coffee grounds from landfill and repurpose them into higher value end uses.

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