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May 06, 2021
Circular Economy Editor

Philips to focus on circular product design

AMSTERDAM: Philips has renewed its partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation for a further three years in order to focus on circular design and circular economy metrics. The two organisations are collaborating on the Philips-initiated Student Service…
May 05, 2021
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For us at CHEP every day is Earth Day

COLOGNE: Katrin Zeiler is Senior director Zero Waste World, Customer Innovation & Solutions Europe for supply chain solutions company CHEP. A former innovation executive for DHL, she says collaboration is key to realising a circular economy: Recently, we…
April 15, 2021
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Circular manufacturing the missing link in climate mitigation

Frans van Houten is the CEO of Philips and chairperson of the Platform for Accelerating Circular Economy (PACE). As a preface to the Biden Administration's Leaders Summit on Climate, the organisation says the future of manufacturing has be circular, not…
April 08, 2021
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France increases non-fossil fuel marine and aviation use

MARSEILLE: CMA CGM is to begin offering customers biomethane-powered sailing options from May 2021. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency, biomethane is an overlooked transport fuel produced from agriculture waste at a cost of US$0.45–0.55…
March 26, 2021
Circular Economy Editor

Remanufacturing solutions to save US billions on electricity

NEW YORK: The Remade Institute, a public-private partnership established by the U.S. Department of Energy to accelerate the adoption of a circular economy, says its solutions will save the country 293,071,000,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year. The…
March 22, 2021
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CHEP grows sustainable forests for pallet sourcing

JOHANNESBURG: Wood pallet provider CHEP has expanded its sustainable forestry portfolio in South Africa to 18 pine timber farms covering 18,500 acres (7,500 hectares). The company says increasing global forest cover will help it and parent company Brambles…
March 18, 2021
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French group to establish circular economy for batteries

BRUSSELS/PARIS: Automotive Groupe Renault has joined resource manager Veolia and technology company Solvay to develop the circular economy of EV battery metals in Europe through closed-loop recycling. With the number of electric road vehicles set to grow from…
February 16, 2021
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Finnair recycles A319 for the first time

HELSINKI: For the first time Finnair is dismantling a retired A319 at its home base in Finland for engine, seats, landing gear and avionic parts. The airline expects to recycle or reuse 90 percent of the 21 year-old aircraft. Up to 98 percent of newer Airbus…
February 08, 2021
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Australia to turn waste loss into profit

CANBERRA: Australia’s national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), has produced a circular economy roadmap for the volume of plastics, glass, paper and tires currently going to landfill. The country loses…
February 08, 2021
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Carbon capture plan for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

THE HAGUE: A consortium of Royal Schiphol Group’s subsidiary Rotterdam The Hague Airport, SkyNRG, Rotterdam The Hague Innovation Airport and Swiss direct air capture pioneer Climeworks, wants to build a demonstration plant producing fully circular Sustainable…
February 03, 2021
Circular Economy Editor

CHEP saves nearly 55,000 trees with Coke

MADRID: CHEP, the supply chain solutions company, has signed a new five-year contract with Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) to supply pooled pallets. CHEP's business model, based on circular economy principles, enables manufacturers and retailers to share…
January 28, 2021
Circular Economy Editor

Five goals for a circular economy transition

ISLE OF WIGHT, England: The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has published a set of universal circular economy policy goals for a faster transition to a circular economy. The Foundation’s work has demonstrated that moving to a circular economy – in which waste is…

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