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Policy for a Circular Economy: Part 2 15.9.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Policy for a Circular Economy: Part 2 How should diverse corporate stakeholders —such as brands and packaging producers — help shape the U.S. policy landscape around plastics, recycling and solid waste management? This two part policy session, organized in collaboration with the The Recycling Partnership, will focus on the role that brand and packaging producers can play in forging a stronger policy environment in the U.S. to create more circular outcomes. The steady growth of public attention around plastics and packaging has led to a revitalized policy focus in the U.S. on recycling and solid waste management in 2020. Historically, brands and packaging producers have played an antagonistic role in the U.S. packaging policy landscape. However, the emergence of a circular economy opportunity and the urgency of science-based action are creating the conditions for value chain engagement and collective participation in the policymaking process. Speakers Elizabeth Biser, VP Policy & Public Affairs, The ...
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An idea for solving the plastics crisis 15.9.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
An idea for solving the plastics crisis Sara Kingman Tue, 09/15/2020 - 01:30 A major problem with behavior-change programs in the waste industry is that they rely on consumers being taught to feel the guilt of plastic in the ocean, and the harm to turtles and whales. They’ve tried to condition people to believe that if we buy so-called "zero waste kits," choose zucchini and cucumbers without plastic shrink-wrap and champion our favorite reusable metal straws, these choices alone somehow will drive a reduction in single-use plastics. While these steps can provide some benefit — and the strategy of creating consumer guilt shouldn’t be entirely discredited — this narrative is misguided. Ultimately, it never will address the root of the issue. Instead, savvy leaders in architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) are focusing more attention on the plastics industry — and by extension, the oil industry. First, those producers and their trade groups for decades have driven misleading, consumer-centric ...
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Policy for a Circular Economy: Part 1 15.9.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Policy for a Circular Economy: Part 1 How should diverse corporate stakeholders — such as brands and packaging producers — help shape the U.S. policy landscape around plastics, recycling and solid waste management? This two part policy session, organized in collaboration with the The Recycling Partnership, will focus on the role that brand and packaging producers can play in forging a stronger policy environment in the U.S. to create more circular outcomes. The steady growth of public attention around plastics and packaging has led to a revitalized policy focus in the U.S. on recycling and solid waste management in 2020. Historically, brands and packaging producers have played an antagonistic role in the U.S. packaging policy landscape. However, the emergence of a circular economy opportunity and the urgency of science-based action are creating the conditions for value chain engagement and collective participation in the policymaking process. Speakers Nina Butler, More Recycling Sarah Peery, Office of ...
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Keeping IT in Play: Maximizing Value and Minimizing E-Waste 15.9.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Keeping IT in Play: Maximizing Value and Minimizing E-Waste How can companies extend the useful life of IT assets and more effectively manage e-waste at the end of life? The material value of the electronic waste discarded globally each year adds up to $62.5 billion — more than the GDP of most countries — according to the United Nations. With complex, incongruous regulations across the globe, managing the end of life for technologies such as PCs, tablets, smartphones, data center servers, storage and networking gear is a complex affair. This discussion explores how to embrace a more circular approach to IT hardware and e-waste management. Whether your company is decommissioning a data center, upgrading its PCs or managing other gadgets that have reached the end of their usable life, learn how to unlock value from those systems; navigate complex policies surrounding collection, data protection and intellectual property; and maximize asset life cycles through refurbishment, deployment and recycling of old ...
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Who wins and who loses with these 4 regulatory rollbacks? 27.5.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Under a pandemic, Trump backslides pollution and wildlife protection standards.
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Rebuilding recycling to go circular 19.5.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Rebuilding recycling to go circular Keefe Harrison Mon, 05/18/2020 - 18:18 This article is part of our Paradigm Shift series, produced by nonprofit PYXERA Global, on the diverse solutions driving the transition to a circular economy. See the full collection of stories and upcoming webinars with the authors  here . After the coronavirus pandemic has passed, the world will need solutions to repair our economy in a way that protects both the planet and its people. The circular economy is a solution for our future health and wellness and recycling has a vital role to play. A circular economy is not possible without recycling, yet it can’t happen through recycling alone. As companies ramp up their circular economy goals, they’re often based on the concept that recycling will be the workhorse and catch-net of a bigger system. The truth is, that system is not yet a reality. Recycling isn’t just a thing you do when you’re done drinking your bottle of water or reading the morning paper. It’s a system supported by ...
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Now more than ever, it seems we can't live without plastic 1.5.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Companies and governments are working to minimize environmental harm of plastic packaging and products, but they face a nuanced reality.
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5 ways businesses can nudge their consumers to go green 10.3.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Companies large and small are leaning into sustainability, but consumers remain stubbornly out of step. Here's how to flip the script.
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Hundreds of companies crack down on plastic from fast fashion to supermarkets and beyond 6.3.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The initial headline-grabbing pledges to phase out single use plastic may have become old news, but the new normal is seeing hundreds of companies quietly advance their plastic reduction strategies.
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25 badass women shaking up the climate movement in 2020 6.3.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
In honor of International Women's Day, we recognize courageous executives, investor advocates and policy visionaries who are role models for any gender.
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General Motors, International Paper name their first CSOs 3.3.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Plus a new 'ClimateVoice' seeks to pump up the volume on climate policy in business.
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What’s driving the industry shift to circularity? 29.2.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
For some industries, rising consumer demand and expectations are a clear driver. In others, there's regulatory pressure.
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There’s a new boom in the Permian Basin — wastewater 5.2.2020 High Country News Most Recent
As freshwater supplies shrink, interest in recycling water leftover from fracking is growing. Others aren’t so sure.
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Plastic to-go containers are bad, but the alternatives might not be much better 5.2.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Single-use plastic bans are showing up across the nation. But compostable plates and forks may not solve the plastic crisis.
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A surge of new plastic production is on the way 17.1.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Major oil companies, facing the prospect of reduced demand for their fuels, are ramping up their plastics output.
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5 priorities to ensure climate action benefits low-income and disadvantaged groups 10.1.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
We can't leave anyone behind as we transition to a clean economy.
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10 key trends to watch for the 2020s 6.1.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
If so much can change in a year, imagine what the next decade could bring.
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20 C-suite sustainability champions for 2020 6.1.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
These corporate execs are casting a new mold for embracing environmental, social and governance factors at the highest levels.
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6 circular economy trends that will shape 2020 2.1.2020 GreenBiz.com
From refill schemes to more practical and viable recycling options, there's a stronger sense of urgency to find solutions.
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Early-career public-sector sustainability professionals reflect on VERGE 19 (Part 1) 19.12.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Insightful on mobility. Actionable ideas for addressing food waste. Youth activism. What inspired CivicSpark leaders at this year’s conference.
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