According to a new report, to reap the environmental and economic benefits of the circular economy, the European Union (EU) needs to fill gaps about how well waste rules are applied across the region, and unfortunately, currently more than half of EU member states are lagging behind.
At the G7 Ministerial Meeting held in Halifax, three industry leaders involved with post-consumer packaging recovery – INEOS Styrolution Group, ReVital Polymers and Pyrowave – announced a strategic partnership to recycle polystyrene packaging.
The City Resilience: More than just a disaster report outlines three key resilience areas that Brisbane must address and proposes solutions. The key resilience concerns raised in the report are:
- Storm and flood events – their regular and significant impact on the Brisbane CBD;
- Urban energy and the embedded network system – the consumer traps that are going unnoticed in new residential developments; and
- Automation of Brisbane – how to begin to create a leading smart city.
At a recent Apple keynote event, the multinational technology company teased the idea of creating a smartphone that’s a closed-loop device that’s completely circular in its economy, while unveiling its new model iPhone to the world.
A national not-for-profit coalition that includes corporate and NGO leaders, think tanks and sustainability experts, have announced its goal to eliminate waste and accelerate the reduction of carbon emissions from the Canadian economy.
The Ellen Macarthur Foundation’s largest network continues to expand, with five new members joining an already diverse and dynamic Circular Economy 100 (CE100) community.
Hepburn Shire Council, who have been investigating an energy from waste (EfW) project for a number of years, has nominated Creswick Transfer Station as the possible home of large-scale EfW facility.
The Netherlands is trialling a new way to reuse plastic waste with the launch of the world’s first reused plastic bicycle path.
Australian brewery Cascade is the first of the Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) brands to announce it is discontinuing the use of plastic six-pack ring packaging on its cans, with others expected to follow over the next 12 months.
Cox Architecture urban designer HY William Chan will be presenting his plastic waste recycling scheme to aid refugees at the upcoming United Nations Global Goals Week, as part of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, which starts on September 18 in New York City.