In conjunction with Earth Day, the lead battery industry has published a new information brief that details how the sector’s manufacturers and recyclers are demonstrating leadership in implementing a circular economy.
Global apparel company H&M used the equivalent of 325 million PET bottles in its recycled polyester last year, substantially up from the year before.
The opportunity for further collaboration has just been scaled with six new members joining the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s CE100 network. Bringing together leaders and innovators from around the world, the new members will contribute towards the transition to a circular economy through this unique multi-stakeholder platform.
Details of how brands, governments and other organisations are tackling plastic pollution have been set out side-by-side for the first time, thanks to a new report published by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy initiative, in collaboration with UN Environment.
A platform of experts is required to help the chemicals industry transition effectively to the EU’s circular economy, according to preliminary conclusions of a study commissioned by Cefic.
Swedish furniture retailer IKEA has released its Sustainability Report FY18, which highlights its progress across its value-chain and franchise system.
The Federal government has taken a key step towards halving food waste by 2030, with new research showing Australians created 7.3 million tonnes of food waste across the food supply and consumption chain in 2016-17, the equivalent of 298kg per person.
The Rabobank Food Waste Report has found that Australians have significantly reduced the food they waste year-on-year by $700 million, with the research revealing a seven per cent reduction from $9.6 billion in 2017 to $8.9 billion in 2018. This equates to a back pocket saving of $160 per household a year.
Consumers are increasingly concerned about the environmental impact of plastic packaging, and this is set to continue with Innova Market Insights identifying ‘Recyclable by Design’ as its top packaging trend for 2019.
Used Australian tyres are being dumped overseas with little regard for how they are recycled or disposed of, according to Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA).