Sustainable Economy

250 Organizations Launch Effort to Create a Circular Economy for Plastics

Plastic piles up on beach on Niihau island, Hawaii

A coalition of more than 250 private, government, academic and non-governmental organizations, including some of the world’s largest producers of consumer products, launched the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment at the Our Ocean Conference in Bali, Indonesia Oct. 29. *Beach on the Hawaiian island of Niihau, Wikipedia Led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with UN Environment, signatories committed to realizing a vision …

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Path to New Climate Economy Leads to $26 Trillion in Economic Benefits

new climate economy

The potential rewards of making the transition to sustainable, circular economies are greater than originally estimated – including $26 trillion worth of economic benefits globally out to 2030. We're at a critical juncture regarding the forging a new, climate-conscious economy and avoiding the profound impacts of runaway global climate warming, however, according to the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate.

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Why Extended Producer Responsibility Will Change the Recycling Game

Extended Producer Responsibility takes hold in Ottowa

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a waste management concept that, while not new, is finally getting the attention it deserves from a world that is waking up to its importance. Essentially, EPR is a strategy that assigns responsibility for the post-consumer phase of goods to the producers of the waste. As governments around the world try to cope with historic levels of waste and …

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