Circular economy principles are alleviating COVID-19 shortages

COVID-19’s unanticipated arrival has overwhelmed healthcare workers, medical institutions and the personal protective equipment (PPE) supply. At the outset, we anticipated needing as many as 89 million medical masks, 76 million examination gloves and 1.6 million goggles per month. Three months into the pandemic, we are experiencing a manufacturing and supply chain shortage that is only expected…

Trend: Circularity becomes measurable

Having moved from fringe, mostly academic conversations into the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies and the halls of parliament around the world, the idea of a circular economy is growing up fast. In its infancy, circularity’s primary pain point was awareness and conceptual understanding — or a lack thereof. Now, in the impressionable days of…

Starbucks Begins Market Tests on Recyclable and Compostable Cups

This month, Starbucks begins its first market tests of a recyclable and compostable hot cups as part of the NextGen Cup Challenge, which seeks to address single-use packaging waste by developing an industry-wide recyclable and compostable to-go cup solution. This is a step forward in the company’s journey to better manage its waste by ensuring more reuse and recycling….

L’Oreal to Obtain Years of 100% Recycled PET Resin for Packaging

L’Oreal is taking a big step toward creating a circular economy with an agreement to purchase PET resin made of 100% recycled materials for its packaging needs for the next several years. The French personal care company has signed a multi-year agreement with Loop Industries for the resin. Loop says that its low-energy technology depolymerizes…

Global Recycled PET Market Set to Nearly Double by 2029

The global market for recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is expected to almost double between 2019 and 2029, reaching $4.7 billion, according to a new report. Future Market Insights looked at historical demand for this particular form of recycled plastic from 2014–2018, and used that analysis to forecast statistics for 2019–2029. The increase is likely to…

‘Gediz Deltası’nda kuşlar can verirken insanlık uçup gidiyor’

Başta flamingolar olmak üzere nesli tehlikedeki tepeli pelikan, mahmuzlu kız kuşu, akça cılıbıtın ve yalı çapkını gibi 281 çeşit kuş türüne ev sahipliği yapan Gediz Deltası’nın koruma altına alınması için imza kampanyası başlatıldı. İzmir Mavişehir‘den Foça‘ya kadar uzunan Delta, Avrupa flamingo nüfusunun yüzde 30’unu barındırıyor. Ancak bölgedeki üç farklı sanayi bölgesinden gelen atıklar ve kentleşme buradaki doğal hayata zarar veriyor. (…) Haberin…

Türkiye Basketbol Federasyonu ile Birleşmiş Milletler Kalkınma Programı (UNDP) arasında “Sürdürülebilir Kalkınma İçin Küresel Amaçlar” temalı iş birliği anlaşması imzalandı.

Türkiye Basketbol Federasyonu ile Birleşmiş Milletler Kalkınma Programı (UNDP) arasında “Sürdürülebilir Kalkınma İçin Küresel Amaçlar” temalı iş birliği anlaşması imzalandı. Ankara Spor Salonu’nda gerçekleştirilen iş birliği anlaşması töreninde konuşan Türkiye Basketbol Federasyonu Başkanı Hidayet Türkoğlu, topluma, çevreye ve ortak geleceğe karşı duyarlı olduklarını söyledi. Çocuklara daha iyi bir gelecek bırakmak için bu iş birliğinin bir başlangıç…

Rethinking Waste Management Systems at Large-Scale Sporting Events

With this year’s Super Bowl just behind us and the 2020 Summer Olympics only months away, the amount of waste generated by large-scale sporting events should be top of mind for governments, corporations, athletic teams and sporting arenas. Each year, the Super Bowl generates around 40 tons of waste, and attendees at sporting events across the…

Not pulp fiction: Absolut, Coca-Cola and the paper bottle project

The quest to design more sustainable bottles has led a quartet of companies — Danish beer maker Carlsberg, spirits company Absolut (part of France’s Pernod Ricard), French personal care company L’Oreal and a European group of beverage firm Coca-Cola — to consider a seemingly unlikely material for containing liquids: paper. Product development teams at all…

Nike Designed 2020 Olympic Apparel and Footwear for Minimal Waste

Nike presented new athletic apparel and footwear this week for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The collections for competition and medal ceremonies feature sustainable materials and were designed for minimal waste, the company said. A medal ceremony collection for Team USA reimagines the company’s Windrunner jacket using 100% recycled polyester. Nike said that the Japanese kimono-inspired…