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This Week In Zero Waste Business

In this segment I like to highlight some of the news, articles, videos, reports and/or books I’ve come across that deal with the sustainability challenges facing businesses. My reading tends to concentrate on circular solutions and new tech that enables such. Enjoy!




Survey: Want to boost recycling? Cut back on industry jargon
Plastics News (blog)
Recyclers need to stay away from industry jargon to help boost recycling of food service packaging, according to a recent survey. The Foodservice ...
See the webinar that discusses the results here: http://www.recyclefsp.org/communities
See the Survey Results here: http://media.wix.com/ugd/1f2d68_6ceb4d360f914df289eca7e72bbc9011.pdf

Can the circular economy deliver endless regeneration?
www.greenerpackage.com
"As energy production, package converting, and material disposal put a strain on fragile environments, the ‘circular economy’ grows ever more appealing."
- Mentioned in the article - https://www.thersa.org/globalassets/pdfs/reports/the-great-recovery---designing-for-a-circular-economy.pdf

Philippines: US manufacturer aims to improve 1 million lives by recycling fishing nets
Asian Correspondent
“We stated this idea of a partnership opportunity that then evolved to include (fishing) communities in the Philippines where they would be paid to ...

A teacher from Tasmania is making 3D printing filament from plastic marine rope waste
3ders.org (blog)
Here at 3Ders, we love hearing about the different and innovative ways that people are reusing, recycling, and up-cycling waste that would normally ...

A Way to Recycle Non-Recyclable Plastic
Jetson Green
In this way, those using 3D printers get a cheaper filament they can use in their designs, and the world gets a new way of recycling waste that was not ...

Could reinvention solve our shopping addiction?
BBC News
Yet it has pledged to become "100% circular", ultimately using only recycled or other sustainable materials to make its clothes. It's a journey that more ...

Jaguar Land Rover, Novelis Target Aluminum Waste as New Circular Resource Opportunity
Sustainable Brands
Jaguar Land Rover, Novelis Target Aluminum Waste as New Circular ... New types of supply chain collaboration will also need to be forged with ...

Towards the CircularEconomy:Accelerating the scale-upacross global supply chains, January 2014 - World Economic Forum, Prepared in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and McKinsey & Company