| Global themes | ICE | London | United Kingdom
ICE London's latest eco initiative marks 'major breakthrough' for exhibition industry
Underlining its commitment to sustainability, ICE London has confirmed that it will be supplying eco badges and lanyards for every one of the 36,000+ attendees set to arrive at ExCeL London, UK between 4-6 February 2020. The move has been endorsed by Gareth Sampson, Managing Director at leading…
| Global themes | The Republic of Belarus | Minsk | Russia
Call for reducing plastic waste, improving recycling system in Belarus
It is necessary to build up an efficient recycling system in Belarus, President Alexander Lukashenko said as he talked to scientists after a ceremony to present Doctor of Sciences diplomas and Professor certificates in Minsk on 25 January, BelTA has learned.
| Global themes | CDP | London | United Kingdom
Danone, Nestlé & Unilever named among global leaders on corporate climate action in CDP A List
- CDP names 179 corporates as leaders for corporate transparency and action on climate change
- AstraZeneca, BT Group, CVS Health, Danone, H&M, Klabin, The LEGO Group, L’Oreal, Microsoft, Nestle, Ørsted, Sainsburys, Samsung Engineering, Sony, Unilever and Walmart are among the leaders on the…
| Global themes | The Coca-Cola Company | Atlanta | United States
Benioff Ocean Initiative and The Coca-Cola Foundation announce $11 Million in funding to clean up rivers and stem flow of waste to oceans
Nine river clean-up programs across the world have been selected to receive a total of $11 million over the next three years as part of a unique partnership between The Coca-Cola Foundation and the Benioff Ocean Initiative at the University of California Santa Barbara’s Marine Science Institute.
| Global themes | Ellen MacArthur | Cowes | United Kingdom
Ellen MacArthur joins PACE board of directors
Launched in 2018 at the World Economic Forum, PACE is an initiative to drive public-private action and collaboration. It has since grown to include more than 75 CEOs, ministers, and heads of organisations working to bring about the circular economy at speed and scale.
| Global themes | Vanderbilt University | Nashville, TN | United States
Vanderbilt University commits to achieving zero waste goal by 2030
Vanderbilt has announced its commitment to achieving zero waste by the year 2030 as part of the university’s comprehensive long-term strategy to significantly reduce its environmental footprint and drive positive change in the world. Zero waste is defined as a 90 percent diversion rate from the…
| Global themes | The Scottish Government | Edinburgh | United Kingdom
Scotland’s recycling summit
Improving recycling rates with clearer information and labelling and more consistent collection services are among the priorities for action identified at Scotland’s Recycling Summit.
| Global themes | BP | London | United Kingdom
Companies join forces to help tackle plastic waste with BP’s enhanced recycling technology
- New cross-industry consortium to make enhanced recycling of polyester plastics a commercial reality, contributing to the development of a global circular economy for plastics
- BP technology targets opaque and difficult-to-recycle PET plastic waste, such as highly-coloured bottles and food trays
| Global themes | The Recycling Partnership | Falls Church, VA | United States
EGLE and national nonprofit The Recycling Partnership award more than $2M in record-setting grants to support largest expansion of recycling in history of Detroit, additional MI communities
New funds highlight state’s Know It Before You Throw It education campaign that will help Michigan reach goal of doubling state’s recycling rate to 30% by 2025. The City of Detroit is receiving nearly $1 million in grants to support the largest expansion of recycling in the city’s history as part of…
| Global themes | ALPLA | Hard | Austria
Alpla joins cross-industry consortium for chemical recycling
Innovative technology enables circularity for difficult-to-recycle PET plastic waste. ALPLA Group, an international plastic packaging and recycling specialist, joins a new consortium for chemical recycling of PET. The consortium intends to speed up the commercialisation of enhanced recycling…
| Global themes | The Department of Environment and Natural Resources | Quezon City | Philippines
DENR issues guidelines for setting up waste-to-energy facilities
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has issued guidelines on the establishment and operation of waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities for the treatment of municipal solid waste (MSW) in the country.
| Global themes | REWE | Köln | Germany
The REWE Group introduces 100 percent recycled plastic bottles for shower gel and soap
Committed to reducing plastic waste - Customers shopping at the roughly 5,800 REWE and PENNY stores throughout Germany will find that several varieties of shower gel, shower cream, liquid soap, and cream soap in the REWE Group’s private label “today” line are now being packaged using 100 percent…
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