“Koronavirüsü, kendimizi izole edeceğimiz bir geleceğin önizlemesidir.”

Yazan: Will OREMUS Çeviren: Hande Yetkin Kaynak: https://yesilgazete.org/blog/2020/03/17/koronavirusu-kendimizi-izole-edecegimiz-bir-gelecegin-onizlemesi/ Haftanın her günü sabah 8.45’te dört yaşındaki oğlumu kreşe bırakıyor, ona sarılarak vedalaşıyor ve eve dönüyorum. Bu genellikle evden ayrılmak durumunda kaldığım son an oluyor ve sonrasında 17.15’te oğlum ve eşim eve dönene kadarki süreçte odayı başka bir insanla paylaşmıyorum. Bu durum hayatımı kısmen yalnız geçirdiğim anlamına…

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…

H&M Launches Line of Athletic-Wear from ‘More Sustainable Fabrics’

Fashion retailer H&M has partnered with Sydney-based brand P.E. Nation for a line of athletic-wear made with more sustainable materials, the company announced. The line will feature P.E. Nation items reimagined in “more sustainable fabrics,” according to H&M. These include organic cotton and recycled polyester. The line includes activewear, T-shirts, swimwear and undergarments.  H&M recently…

“Yeşil Ekonomi El Kitabı” Yayında: Yeşil Ekonominin Yolu Nerede Geçiyor?

“Handbook of Green Economics” (Yeşil Ekonomi El Kitabı),  Academic Press (Elsevier) yayınları arasından çıktı. Çalışma, yeşil ekonominin tüm taraflarını ayrıntılı ve özenli bir şekilde ele alıyor. Editörlüğünü Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Turizm İşletmeciliği Bölümü öğretim üyesi Doç. Dr. Sevil Acar ve Bilkent Üniversitesi öğretim üyesi Prof. Dr. Erinç Yeldan’ın yaptığı “Handbook of Green Economics” (Yeşil Ekonomi El…

6 circular economy trends that will shape 2020

Circular economy approaches advanced in 2019, particularly for plastics and packaging. The explosion of media interest in the ocean plastics crisis has driven both consumers and regulators to seek action. Companies are responding with new strategies to reduce waste. “There’s a stronger sense of urgency in the consumer products and retail space to move more…

The Plastics Industry Is Changing — Because It Has to

The plastics industry has become acutely self-aware. Directive targets must be met; new processes researched, developed and launched; and consumer education delivered. And looming over all of this is the spectre of sustainability, and the demonisation of plastics. That’s the general consensus among some of Europe’s leading plastic industry commentators — the very people working to…