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£1.4M prize awaits UK circular plastics flagship projects

This competition aims to engage Britain's best scientists and innovators to help move the country towards a more circular economy and sustainable approaches to plastics.

Tom Szaky of TerraCycle on the circular economy

The circular economy is an emerging economic model based on recycling and repairing.

EU Parliament approves new measures to create a circular economy

"By 2025, at least 55% of municipal waste (from households and businesses) should be recycled. The target will rise to 60% by 2030 and 65% by 2035."

EU launches tool to embed circularity, sustainability into built environment

Developed as an EU-wide framework of core sustainability indicators for office and residential buildings, the tool provides indicators and common metrics for measuring the environmental performance of buildings throughout their life cycle.

New ‘Sesame Street’ show aims to help refugee children

Global Sesame Street has announced this week that a new show Ahlan Simsim (“Welcome Sesame” in Arabic) will debut in February of 2020.

Right to repair, in five minutes

With right to repair, we imagine a different kind of system, where instead of throwing things out, we reuse, salvage, and rebuild.

Henkel commits to make all packaging recyclable by 2025

Germany-based consumer goods company Henkel has committed to make all of its packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025 to promote a circular economy.

Frederic Laloux on teal organizations

Teal organizations are an emerging model based on living systems and aimed at garnering higher member well-being, improved resilience, and greater contributions to the common good.

Starbucks pledges $10M to support development of recyclable, compostable coffee cups

Starbucks is teaming up with Closed Loop Partners' Center for the Circular Economy to create the NextGen Cup Challenge.

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