Amcor has set out to transform the circular capability of flexible packaging with the launch of a new polyolefin barrier film, which is a platform technology for packaging a huge variety of products.
Nestle has pledged to make a significant increase in the amount of recycled plastics it uses in some of its packaging in the European Union.
Construction and demolition (C&D) waste accounts for around 40 per cent of the total waste generated in Australia. Given our national economic growth, this waste stream increased from 14.9Mt in 2006-07 to 19.6Mt in 2014-15, according to the Australian National Waste Report 2016.
New research on the opportunities for urban and industrial innovation in China has found that a transition to a circular economy in the country’s cities could make goods and services more affordable for citizens, while also reducing the impacts generally associated with middle-class lifestyles.
Global safety consulting and certification company UL have introduced the UL 3600, which is a certification document for measuring and reporting circular economy aspects of products, sites and organisations.
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.