HP shows what a circular, system-wide approach to recovering and reusing plastic can achieve in their products and in their overall footprint.
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 estimated11 million metric tons of plastic ends up in the ocean every year — a figure that could triple by 2040.
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.
New circular economy program connects businesses, organizations, and entrepreneurs
Tacoma, Wash., August 5, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The City of Tacoma, Seattle Good Business Network, and the US Business Council for Sustainable Development today announced the launch of a new program that allows for circular reuse of products and materials that might otherwise be destined for disposal in landfills. Through the Washington Materials Marketplace, traditional and non-traditional waste streams are matched with new reuse and recycling opportunities that result in landfill diversion, carbon reduction, cost savings, energy savings, and new job opportunities.
by Deisy Verdinez of the US Green Building Council
There’s renewed commitment from companies and organizations to run their business and operations in more sustainable ways. As communities and consumers begin to demand more from organizations to do more to support their communities, many are not only including sustainability in corporate social responsibility plans but are also are setting ambitious goals to reduce their impacts on the environment. And they’re making real strides in achieving these goals.
July 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ - In collaboration with the United Nations Global Compact, Global Compact Network Canada will host 2021 Making Global Goals Local Business – Canada conference virtually on October 5-6, 2021, with the theme of ‘Catalyzing a resilient future in the Decade of Action’.
Driving a National Strategy to Active Circular Economy Goals
STAMFORD, Conn., June 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Today, Henkel helped launch The U.S. Plastics Pact's (“U.S. Pact”) “Roadmap to 2025,” an aggressive national strategy illustrating how the U.S. Pact, Henkel and fellow signatories, known as Activators, will achieve each of the U.S. Pact’s four 2025 targets through specific actions, responsibilities, and interim timeframes to realize a circular economy for plastics in the United States by 2025.
Holding Accountable More than 95+ Organizations, The U.S. Plastics Pact Roadmap Outlines Specific Actions and Responsibilities to Realize a Circular Economy for Plastics in America
ASHEVILLE, N.C., June 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Plastics Pact (“U.S. Pact”), a consortium led by The Recycling Partnership and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s global Plastics Pact Network, today unveiled an aggressive national strategy to ensure all plastic packaging will be reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025.
What goes around definitely comes around as far as the circular economy is concerned. The aim is to eradicate waste by utilizing what we already have on the planet and keep items in working order to help close the loop.
The move towards a circular economy in favor of the traditional, linear economy which focuses on the ‘take-make-dispose’ model, brings more benefits than just protecting the earth’s natural resources.
Our unique and precious world is on the brink of profound change. Our actions today are not just impacting the wellbeing of people, communities and our planet now: they are determining whether future generations will thrive — even survive.
Unveils latest THINC30 2020 Takeaway Report on rebuilding post-pandemic
May 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Circular Economy will take center stage at Covestro’s upcoming virtual THINC30 Tank: Creating Circular Economy Communities from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.