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September 13, 2021
Circular Economy Editor

Redundant wind turbines opportunity for Scotland’s circular economy

STIRLING: A report by Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) says the decommissioning of 5,500 onshore wind turbines across the country by 2050 will produce 1.4 million tonnes of recyclable materials and an opportunity to expand the country’s nascent circular economy.…
September 10, 2021
Circular Economy Editor

The Netherlands joins Scandinavia for circular economy advocacy

AMSTERDAM/OSLO: Circle Economy has joined the Nordic Circular Hotspot (NCH), its advocacy counterpart in Scandinavia, to accelerate a circular business transition through knowledge sharing, networking and collaborative projects. The partnership is part of an…
August 30, 2021
Circular Economy Editor

Vestas to introduce e-commerce platform for renewables aftermarket

AARHUS, Denmark: Vestas Wind systems will introduce a renewables aftermarket e-commerce platform later this year for buyers and sellers of parts and services. Called ‘Covento’, the platform will eventually replace Vestas’ existing platform Shop.Vestas to…
August 26, 2021
Circular Economy Editor

Ireland to announce circular economy legislation

DUBLIN: The Irish government has awarded €490,000 to 10 projects developing circular economy businesses in Ireland for sustainable fashion, marine plastics, reusable food packaging and construction. The companies are AM Acoustic Materials, Community Resources…
August 23, 2021
Circular Economy Editor

From fossil fuels to toxic chemicals - the show must go on?

GOTHENBURG: Peter Pierrou is head of Communications at Chemsec, a non-profit organisation that enables the work of chemists, political scientists, business experts and communicators to develop the use of sustainable chemicals. He says despite the dire warning…
August 18, 2021
Circular Economy Editor

FedEx joins circular capital equipment coalition

AMSTERDAM: FedEx Express Europe has joined the Capital Equipment Coalition (CEC) set up in 2018 to preserve and recover the value from the capital equipment they produce, service or influence. FedEx becomes the only logistics provider to join nine existing…
August 16, 2021
Circular Economy Editor

Tata to recycle 36,000 cars a year in circular economy move

GANDHINAGAR, India: Tata Motors has signed an MoU with the state government of Gujarat’s Ports and Transport department to recycle end-of-life passenger and commercial vehicles. The company’s new centre in Ahmedabad will handle up to 36,000 vehicles a year…
August 04, 2021
Circular Economy Editor

amazon promotes its reseller services

SEATTLE: Amazon has responded to recent press reports of large amounts of unsold stock being destroyed rather than donated to charities or sent to liquidators, by announcing the existence of its own reseller service for businesses. The company says FBA…
July 30, 2021
Circular Economy Editor

Consumer Rent-to-Recirculate business gets US$1 billion endorsement

BERLIN: Grover, a circular economy-based renter of consumer technology, has secured US$1billion in equity and asset-backed financing to increase its subscribers from 475,000 to five million by 2024. Fasanara Capital will fund a special purpose entity to…
July 21, 2021
Circular Economy Editor

New circular economy map for marine industry

LONDON: The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) has published a report discussing the potential of applying circular economy principles to maritime shipping. Authored by Dutch sustainability and circularity consultancy 2BHonest, the report says it is time…
July 06, 2021
Circular Economy Editor

CMA CGM to use biomethane from household waste for containerships

MARSEILLE: CMA CGM is expanding its search for alternatives to fossil fuel-based ship propulsion with a plan to convert household waste from 1.8 million people living in France’s largest local authority to liquefied biomethane (BioLNG). Produced by converting…
June 28, 2021
Circular Economy Editor

Scotland discovers current consumer habits are unsustainable

STIRLING, Scotland: Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) has published a report revealing the country’s inhabitants consume materials at over twice a sustainable rate every year. Analysis of Scotland’s first Material Flow Account (MFA) explains the scale and nature of…

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