The UK Government is considering introducing a ban on types of plastics that can breakdown naturally, following an evidence-gathering consultation into the environmental impacts of plastics and alternative materials. https://www.edie.net/news/5/Government-to-explore-ban-on-oxo-degradable-plastics/
Municipalities sceptical over ‘pay as you throw’ https://www.financialmirror.com/2021/04/11/municipalities-sceptical-over-pay-as-you-throw/ via @withemes
Plastic pollution is an environmental injustice to vulnerable communities – new report https://indiaeducationdiary.in/plastic-pollution-is-an-environmental-injustice-to-vulnerable-communities-new-report/
SABIC signs MOU with SIRC to establish chemical-recycling facility - Chemical Engineering https://www.chemengonline.com/sabic-signs-mou-with-sirc-to-establish-chemical-recycling-facility/
There’s ESG treasure in trash, or at least there is when it comes to garbage haulers like Waste Management https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-04-09/trash-haulers-waste-management-republic-have-esg-credentials via @bopinion
Leveling the cost and carbon footprint of circular polymers that are chemically recycled to monomer https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/7/15/eabf0187
Plastics recyclers, end-markets must align to make circular economy a reality https://www.icis.com/explore/resources/news/2021/04/08/10626375/plastics-recyclers-end-markets-must-align-to-make-circular-economy-a-reality
Ron Gonen on 'waste profiteers,' transforming the recycling industry and getting serious about ESG https://www.wastedive.com/news/ron-gonen-waste-free-world-closed-loop-circular-economy/597976/?:%202021-04-09%20Waste%20Dive%20Newsletter%20%5Bissue:33525%5D via @WasteDive
Food waste action plan calls for organics diversion infrastructure, compost market expansion https://www.wastedive.com/news/food-waste-action-plan-biden-congress-nrdc-refed/598032/?:%202021-04-09%20Waste%20Dive%20Newsletter%20%5Bissue:33525%5D via @WasteDive
Defra ignores 2020 in setting 2021 WEEE targets https://www.letsrecycle.com/news/latest-news/defra-ignores-2020-in-setting-2021-weee-targets/ via @letsrecycle
There’s more to blockchain than bitcoin and cryptocurrency via @wef
What is blockchain and what can it do?
Although associated mostly with money and finance, blockchain can be used in a variety of ways.
A new global accord has been set up to align the swelling cryptocurrency market with the ambitions of the Paris Agreement by ensuring that blockchain and energy-intensive currency mining systems are powered by renewables and reach net-zero emissio...
Crypto Climate Accord aims for 100% renewables and net-zero digital currency by 2040
A new global accord has been set up to align the swelling cryptocurrency market with the ambitions of the Paris ...