When Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport remodeled a terminal, it didn’t buy light bulbs; instead, the company signed a contract for “light as a service” from Signify, the company formerly known as Philips Lighting. Signify owns the physical lights, giving it the incentive to make products that last as long as possible and that can be easily repaired and recycled if anything breaks.
Bornholm vil være den første region i Europa uden affaldsforbrænding. Vi vil sortere os udenom behovet for at forbrænde affald.
Bornholm viser vej – uden affald er visionen om et renere, sundere og mere grønt Bornholm i øget vækst og udvikling. Et Bornholm, der udbygger og forstærker sin tiltrækningskraft som Danmarks og Nordeuropas grønne ø, og som går forrest og viser, hvordan grønne visioner bliver til virkelighed.More
Extracts from the report foreword:
“With this book – Guide to Sustainable Building Certifications – we hope to increase knowledge levels and transparency in the construction industry by providing an accessible and comparative overview of the most important building certifications………More
Swedish burger chain ‘Max Burgers’ is making its entire menu climate positive by tracing the greenhouse emissions of its 130 restaurants, and then compensating for them through various carbon offsetting initiatives, the company has announced.More
After months of preparations, the European Union has adopted its first comprehensive strategy on plastics, as part of its transition towards a more circular economy.
Out of the 25 million tonnes of plastic waste generated by European citizens every year, less than 30 percent is recycled or re-used in any form.More
Most European industries can improve financial performance with specific actions to reconfigure product lifecycles.
Is there a reliable way for industries to increase their profitability while reducing their dependence on natural resources?More
New buildings are now almost energy neutral or they even generate energy on balance.
From 2020, new EU standards will apply for new buildings requiring these buildings to be energy neutral when in use.More
By moving towards the circular economy, business can capture significant benefits, including:
- increased growth
- innovation and competitive advantage
- cost reduction
- reduced energy consumption and CO2 emissions
- increased supply chain and resource securityMore
Almost €2 trillion would be poured into the global economy every year if resource efficiency was boosted, according to a report from the United Nations Environment Programme released 16 March 2017.More