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The Future of Advanced Recycling of Healthcare Plastics

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We all know what recycling is and why it’s so important. But did you know that products and materials destined for recycling can actually be upcycled or downcycled? There are a few key differences between available recycling methods - and these differences will play a major role in the future of healthcare plastics recycling.

Upcycling and Downcycling: What’s the Difference?

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SC Johnson Invites Londoners to Walk Beneath the Ocean's Surface in The Blue Paradox - An Immersive Experience Exploring the Ocean Plastic Pollution Crisis

Two-week educational event opens to the public (15–27th September) in White City, with free tickets available at BlueParadox.com
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LONDON, September 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - SC Johnson, the maker of household consumer brands such as Mr Muscle®, Ecover® and Duck®, is launching The Blue Paradox, an immersive educational experience with 360-degree digital projections that invites the public to walk beneath the ocean’s surface to explore the impact plastic waste has on our planet’s most valuable natural resource and to better understand how businesses, governments and individuals can work together to create a more sustainable world.

Carnival Corporation Releases Annual Sustainability Report

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World’s largest cruise company introduces 2030 goals, 2050 aspirations and emphasizes commitment to decarbonization to further strengthen environmental, social and governance performance

Report details key initiatives from the company and its nine global cruise line brands, incorporating six focus areas guiding the company’s long-term sustainability vision, execution and performance

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World’s largest cruise company introduces 2030 goals, 2050 aspirations and emphasizes commitment to decarbonization to further strengthen environmental, social and governance performance

Report details key initiatives from the company and its nine global cruise line brands, incorporating six focus areas guiding the company’s long-term sustainability vision, execution and performance

Webinar: Towards a Circular Economy for Plastic With Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Unilever, SupplyShift and WWF

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August 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Single-use plastics have become ingrained in modern society - by 2040, more than 1.3 billion tons of plastic waste will be dumped into the environment. The circular economy holds the key to reducing plastic’s impact on the planet. Yet companies cannot meet their circular economy or materials reduction goals without considering the supply chain.

Reuters Events in partnership with SupplyShift brings you this free 1-hour discussion, with industry leaders, to share ideas on advancing a circular economy for plastic.

12 Young Circular Economy Innovators

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Meet Circularity 21 Emerging Leaders, a group of 12 students and early-career professionals looking to drive the transition to a circular economy. 

When it comes to advancing a circular economy, innovators are working around the world with these three principles in mind — design out waste and pollution, keep products and materials in use and regenerate natural systems.

The Next Steps Towards a Circular Economy

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by Lydia Miller, Senior VP and Portfolio Specialist with Dana Investment Advisors 

The concept and acceptance of moving toward a Circular Economy have grown significantly in the last several years. While definitions vary, most focus on maximizing the value of materials, products, and other resources (i.e., water, energy) that circulate in the economy by maintaining them in the economy for as long as possible while also minimizing the consumption of materials and the generation of waste.

The Purpose of Business and the Circular Economy

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by Tom Szaky, founder and CEO of TerraCycle 

In college, one of my professors taught a popular theory of economics that a company’s sole purpose is to deliver profit to shareholders. Since then I’ve found that, yes, of course you want a company to be profitable so it can continue to exist. But the purpose of business to me is what it does — what service it provides, what product it makes, and how it helps people, society, and the planet.

The New Wave of Tech Gear Made With Ocean-Bound Plastics

HP shows what a circular, system-wide approach to recovering and reusing plastic can achieve in their products and in their overall footprint.
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By Christina Nunez

We see it in our neighborhoods, at the beach, and in the news: discarded plastic keeps turning up where it doesn’t belong. The problem can seem overwhelming, given that an estimated 11 million metric tons of plastic ends up in the ocean every year —  a figure that could triple by 2040.

Tokyo 2020 Highlights the Possibilities for a Circular Economy

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As the first athletes receive their medals on the podiums, they will be pushing boundaries in other ways too. For the first time ever, both the Olympic medals and the podiums which athletes stand on have been produced using 100% recycled materials. 

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