LONDON and GENEVA March 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Ethical Corporation and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) today announced they will partner together on the inaugural Circular Economy Forum ahead of the Responsible Business Summit Europe 2019
Company signs on as the 10th global partner to help advance a circular economy
RACINE, Wis., January 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Today, SC Johnson and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation announce a global partnership reflective of their mutual passion and dedication to accelerating the transition to a circular economy. SC Johnson joins the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s nine existing Global Partners including Intesa Sanpaolo, Danone, Google, H&M, Nike, Phillips, Renault, Solvay and Unilever in driving forward market leading circular economy initiatives at scale.
Teenage artist Zayd Menk believes that in a perfect world, there’d be no waste. The 18-year-old has witnessed firsthand the hazards disposed technology creates for poorer communities in his hometown of Harare, Zimbabwe. Motivated by his belief in a circular economy—one where used items are transformed into something new and useful rather than thrown away—he creates intricate art from found objects.
With increasing pressure on natural and man-made resources, innovative companies are taking a lifecycle assessment approach and tackling circularity from as early as product development, with the goal of reaping the reputational and commercial benefits.
HPE Financial Services announced a new Circular Economy Report that provides IT and sustainability organizations with a tool to quantity and share the energy, material, and landfill savings achieved by returning retired or end-of-use assets to HPE, for processing through HPE Technology Renewal Centers
There is an opportunity and imperative to invest in technology that will allow businesses to operate and thrive in a resource-constrained world and find new ways to manage the explosive demand for data by using far less space, materials, and energy
This year, the amount of worldwide e-waste is expected to be about 50 million tons. The world’s growing demand to gather and compute enormous amounts of data will continue to consume energy and materials at unprecedented rates, so this amount is likely to rise. At HPE, it’s a business imperative to create a Circular Economy that eliminates waste – and saves IT departments money.
Applying the circular economy method is likely the right choice for your business—assuming you want to save money and help the planet. It involves developing IT consumption processes that reflect on corporate ethics and responsibility and enable a more sustainable business environment.