Plastics: Circular-economy principles could dramatically improve both economy and the environment. 2016 report from McKinsey, Ellen MacArthur Foundation and World Economic Forum

A new report by McKinsey, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and the World Economic Forum, The new plastics economy: Rethinking the future of plastics, finds that applying circular-economy principles to global plastic-packaging flows could reshape the material’s economy. In particular, it could drastically reduce negative externalities—valued conservatively by the United Nations Environment Programme at $40 billion —such as “leakage” into oceans as plastics escape established waste-collection systems. More

How to measure the sustainability performance of a big city. New report from KPMG, April 2016

The prestigious title of European Green Capital is awarded annually by the European Commission to promote and reward the efforts of cities to improve their sustainability for their residents. The award, which was established in 2010 in recognition of the vital role of sustainable, low-carbon living for cities and citizens everywhere, has been won by Stockholm, Hamburg, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Nantes, Copenhagen, and in 2015, by Bristol, the first UK city to do so. Ljubljana bears the title in 2016.More

A circular economy vision for a competitive Europe – a 2015 report from Ellen McArthur Foundation

The circular economy represents a tremendous opportunity for Europe.

With its system-wide perspective, the circular economy has the potential to help us make better decisions about resource use, design out waste, provide added value for business, and proceed along a secure route to society-wide prosperity and environmental sustainability for future generations. More

Potentialer ved materialebesparelser i dansk industri – Nye perspektiver for ressourceeffektivitet (Erhvervsstyrelsen)

Rapport fra Syddansk Universitets Center for Integrerende Innovationsledelse medfinansieret af Erhvervsstyrelsen:

 

Rapportens første konklusion er, at der er et samlet potentiale for materialebesparelser i dansk industri på 6,6 % af det årlige materialeforbrug i produktionen. Tilsvarende estimeres potentialerne for More