circular economy

From the Street to the Street: The Circular Economy in Ghana

Ghana Social Enterprise Transforms Plastic Waste to Paving Blocks
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The ASASE (‘Mother Earth’) Foundation has put the circular economy into practice through its CASH IT! social enterprise, aiming to establish a replicable, sustainable business model, formalizing employment, mobilizing volunteers, and creating a product desperately needed by the community from trash that formerly littered the streets. It’s sustainability in action.

Circular Economy Briefing – Complimentary

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Transitioning from a linear to a circular economy is one of the biggest challenges the industry faces, reducing waste is of paramount importance to ensuring the safety of the planet. It also presents an opportunity for business to drive change through innovation and collaboration.
 
To help you grasp the opportunity circularity presents Ethical Corporation has just produced a 42-page management report with expert response and analysis providing comprehensive insight into transitioning to a circular economy.
 

A Ray of Hope. Mid-Course Correction Revisited

Beth Bond of Southeast Green Interviews John Lanier of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation
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John Lanier recently joined Beth Bond of Southeast Green for a podcast interview about his new book, Mid-Course Correction Revisited.  This interview includes an historical review of Ray's original vision, and how that impacted the first book, and then how that vision played out through the years for the industrialist turned environmentalist.

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John Lanier recently joined Beth Bond of Southeast Green for a podcast interview about his new book, Mid-Course Correction Revisited.  This interview includes an historical review of Ray's original vision, and how that impacted the first book, and then how that vision played out through the years for the industrialist turned environmentalist.

Ecocentricity Blog: Queen Daenerys Targaryen the Wasteful

By: John A. Lanier
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In a nutshell, the circular economy is about keeping materials where they have the greatest value in the flow of commerce, thereby limiting extraction of virgin materials and disposal of items in waste streams.

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In a nutshell, the circular economy is about keeping materials where they have the greatest value in the flow of commerce, thereby limiting extraction of virgin materials and disposal of items in waste streams.

GreenMoney’s Videos Issue on Sustainable Business, Impact Investing and Environmental Sustainability

Solutions in Focus
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GreenMoney’s annual all-Videos issue (May 19) is now online. Check out the lineup of selected short videos on Sustainable Business, Impact Investing and Environmental Sustainability. All here - https://GreenMoney.com 
 
The Videos include

Labs Rack up Big Energy Bills and Produce a Ton of Trash. Many Are Trying to Become More Eco-Friendly

by Megan Thielking
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Scientific labs produce a ton of waste: plastic pipette tips and the plastic racks that hold them, plastic foam coolers that house chemicals and cells, surplus solvents that expire in storage. They also rack up big energy bills: special freezers keep experiments cold, high-tech vents keep air clean, and dedicated machines keep equipment sterile.

Companies Laying Groundwork for Global Circular Economy

Key Updates on the Progress toward Circular Business Models at SB’19 Detroit, June 3-6
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ – A growing number of companies across multiple industries are finding business opportunities in eliminating waste from their operations and keeping products and materials in use. Finding new life for existing products, implementing extended producer responsibility initiatives and redesigning products to virtually eliminate waste from the onset are giving innovative companies the edge.

MilliporeSigma Tech Talk: Biopharma Recycling Program

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See how we're changing the way the world looks at single-use waste with the Biopharma Recycling Program. For more information, visit our website. 

Time for Trash Talk: GRI Waste Standard Out for Public Comment

Waste reporting disclosures being developed by GRI
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May 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ - In the face of a growing global waste crisis, new corporate reporting disclosures are being developed by GRI to help organizations better understand and communicate their waste impacts.

International recognition of the need for action on waste is increasing. The scale of the issue – from the effect of plastics in marine ecosystems to the mounting disconnect between food waste generation and global hunger – illustrate why businesses and other organizations need to play their part by improving waste management practices.

AccountAbility CEO, Sunny Misser, peaks to the Key Trends Driving Sustainability Performance

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WASHINGTON, April 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ AccountAbility CEO, Mr. Sunny Misser, spoke with Mr. Matthew Bechard, Senior Vice President of Communications at the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (Nareit), about the key trends shaping business in 2019.

Video: Key Trends Driving Sustainability Performance

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