The circular economy is a bold vision for tomorrow — and today — empowering leaders across industries and communities to increase resilience, mitigate climate risk and unlock new business opportunities. Circularity 21, the largest online circular economy event, offers an engaging and informative program, expo and networking opportunities.
Join the growing global community of thousands of visionaries and practitioners to learn, connect and accelerate the circular economy. Register today: https://bit.ly/3sfTJlT
In April 2019, the Life Science business of Merck* launched a four-year initiative that was aimed at improving its sustainability efforts when it came to packaging. For a global business shipping around 30,000 packages every day, the task was enormous. From reducing the overall amount of packaging it was using, maximising recycling, improving plastics sustainability and even targeting zero deforestation, the initiative was a statement of intent by the business to begin to understand its environmental impact – and do something about it.
March 30, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The world is in flux. The ongoing climate emergency and unbridled human activity continues to have a direct, catastrophic impact on the world around us. They are creating the perfect conditions for diseases like COVID-19 to emerge, and accelerated, irreversible climate change. Business is playing a huge role in contributing to this. But also, it can lead the change, and transform the way we live for a better future.
Moving towards a circular economy benefits us all. I've been able to witness this firsthand as we work with our partners in Brazil and South Africa to develop proper waste management through recycling education, innovation and employment.
We’ve partnered with Sustainable Brands to highlight how these projects help us build toward a more sustainable value chain and a cleaner planet.
Course on Waste Standard is latest addition to GRI Academy
Sustainability and waste management professionals have a new opportunity to deepen their understanding of waste reporting, following the launch of a training course on how to get the most out of the GRI Waste Standard.
February 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ - In the past, manufacturers used a straightforward, linear model to produce their goods: extract raw materials, build the products, discard the waste, and throw everything away when it’s no longer in use. The result? Depleted natural resources, increased pollution, and overflowing landfills. Clearly, an unsustainable model in every sense of the word.
Company commits to 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by 2025
CHICAGO, December 16, 2020 /3BL Media/– Chicago-based sweet snacking company Ferrara today announced its commitment to make all packaging 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. The company has become a signatory of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s and UN Environment Program (UNEP)’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, joining 500 businesses and governments for a vision of a circular economy for plastic in which it never becomes waste or pollution.