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
This white paper has the purpose of contributing to the common understanding of the concept of the circular economy and, through practical examples, illustrating how Danish companies are providing solutions that help progress the transition towards a circular economy.More
In this report McKinsey presents a special collection of articles on the circular economy.
It’s subtitle, Moving from theory to practice, refers to the transition taking place as companies in many sectors use circular-economy concepts to capture more value from resources and to provide customers with better experiences.More
Ten years ago in the United Arab Emirates, a new settlement was started from scratch, with the aim of becoming “the world’s most sustainable city”. Masdar City was designed to be zero-carbon and zero-waste, home to a population of 40,000 people, with an additional 50,000 commuters, in an area of six square kilometres.More
Here’s what The Guardian learned about the ambitious sustainability concept when experts joined them to take reader’s questions. Conventional business models are all take, net positive business models give back more than they take.More