Circular economy

Elkem Silicones joins the CELAB consortium to promote a more circular economy within the self-adhesive label industry

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 3:33pm

With a shared goal of creating a sustainable self-adhesive labeling industry, more than 30 companies from around the worldannounced this week, the creation of a new Consortium, CELAB: Toward a Circular Economy for Labels.

Key Points: 
  • With a shared goal of creating a sustainable self-adhesive labeling industry, more than 30 companies from around the worldannounced this week, the creation of a new Consortium, CELAB: Toward a Circular Economy for Labels.
  • CELAB is an initiative to create greater circularity for label industry products by enhancing and promoting matrix and release liner recycling around the world.
  • Comprising many of the self-adhesive label industry's largest companies, CELAB will operate as a coalition, empowered to reach across the entire value chain to promote a circular economy for self-adhesive label materials.
  • Elkem Silicones is proud to announce their participation in the new consortium and this engagement is part of a wider sustainability program within Elkem.

Elkem Silicones joins the CELAB consortium to promote a more circular economy within the self-adhesive label industry

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 3:31pm

With a shared goal of creating a sustainable self-adhesive labeling industry, more than 30 companies from around the worldannounced this week, the creation of a new Consortium, CELAB: Toward a Circular Economy for Labels.

Key Points: 
  • With a shared goal of creating a sustainable self-adhesive labeling industry, more than 30 companies from around the worldannounced this week, the creation of a new Consortium, CELAB: Toward a Circular Economy for Labels.
  • CELAB is an initiative to create greater circularity for label industry products by enhancing and promoting matrix and release liner recycling around the world.
  • Comprising many of the self-adhesive label industry's largest companies, CELAB will operate as a coalition, empowered to reach across the entire value chain to promote a circular economy for self-adhesive label materials.
  • Elkem Silicones is proud to announce their participation in the new consortium and this engagement is part of a wider sustainability program within Elkem.

AeroFlexx Announces Partnership with TerraCycle®

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 1:12pm

AeroFlexx today announced a partnership with TerraCycle as part of its sustainability commitment .

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  • AeroFlexx today announced a partnership with TerraCycle as part of its sustainability commitment .
  • The AeroFlexx partnership with TerraCycle , the world's leader in the collection and repurposing of complex waste streams, further demonstrates AeroFlexxs commitment to sustainability, offering brands and customers easy-to-use, recycle-ready solutions, so that AeroFlexx Paks do not end up in landfills.
  • Our commitment to a circular economy is to create an ecosystem where no AeroFlexx Pak ends up in the environment, said Andrew Meyer, CEO of AeroFlexx.
  • AeroFlexx has been recognized for its ability to reduce the amount of plastic through source reduction and were excited to continue to deliver against our sustainability promise by making it easy for customers to recycle their AeroFlexx packaging through TerraCycle.

Self-Adhesive Label Industry Announces Consortium to Promote Global Recycling: “CELAB: Toward a Circular Economy for Labels”

Monday, October 26, 2020 - 5:55pm

With a shared goal of creating a sustainable self-adhesive labeling industry, more than 30 companies from around the world today announced the creation of a new Consortium, CELAB: Toward a Circular Economy for Labels.

Key Points: 
  • With a shared goal of creating a sustainable self-adhesive labeling industry, more than 30 companies from around the world today announced the creation of a new Consortium, CELAB: Toward a Circular Economy for Labels.
  • CELAB (Circular Economy for Labels) is an industry initiative, founded by companies in the self-adhesive label industry to create greater circularity for its products by enhancing and promoting matrix and release liner recycling around the world.
  • Comprising many of the self-adhesive label industrys largest companies, CELAB will operate as a coalition, empowered to reach across the entire value chain to promote a circular economy for self-adhesive label materials.
  • CELAB is designed to facilitate collaboration at a global level and encourage the universal adoption of best practices while fostering regionally appropriate initiatives and cooperation.

Business Reporter: A new level of sustainability

Monday, October 26, 2020 - 9:00am

The European Union is cracking down on plastics waste, as it pushes forward its plans for the Circular Economy.

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  • The European Union is cracking down on plastics waste, as it pushes forward its plans for the Circular Economy.
  • It is limiting the use of single-use plastics and setting tough targets for use of recycled materials.
  • But this process integration brings additional important advantages in terms of sustainability, since it is much more energy-efficient than traditional methods.
  • Based in Vittorio Veneto, Italy, the company employs more than 1100 people, creating a turnover (2019) of 220 million.

The Joint Initiative on Circular Economy reaches over a quarter of its five-year target and supports ground-breaking circular economy projects

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 4:05pm

Over the last year, these six financial institutions supported projects across a variety of sectors including agriculture, industry and services, mobility, urban development, waste and water management. The projects span over all stages of the value chain and lifecycle of products and services, from circular design to value recovery. The most recent companies and projects supported include:CREAPAPER, a German start-up for circular paper production and innovative packaging. It produces paper from grass, which not only saves wood as a raw material but also results in significantly lower CO2 emissions and water consumptionVestiaire collective, an online marketplace that allows its more than 9 million users to sell and buy second-hand luxury fashion piecesWinnow to develop software and hardware solutions to reduce food waste in professional kitchensAquaservice, a leading Spanish water service provider that reuses and recycles all its material and carries out maintenance with a repair and reconditioning programmePalazzo delle Finanze (Firenze)a recovery intervention of the existing buildings aimed at the establishment of new productive uses and annexed offices as well as the complete redevelopment of the area outside the complexStarmeat, top quality meat processing Polish manufacturer using an innovative process to reduce wasted meatKfW CEO Dr. Günther Bräunig said: “Besides cutting climate-damaging greenhouse gas emissions, the reduction of consumption of new resources is a further central challenge on the way to a future-proof economic system. The transformation to a sustainable economy requires enormous investments which can only be done jointly. We are proud of the success we have achieved in promoting a circular economy together with our partners in Europe. We will not rest on our achievements and rather see them as further encouragement.”Joint Initiative on Circular Economy animation After its first year of operation, the Joint Initiative on Circular Economy provided 2.7 billion of long-term financing for projects that will help accelerate the transition towards a circular economy.

Key Points: 
  • Over the last year, these six financial institutions supported projects across a variety of sectors including agriculture, industry and services, mobility, urban development, waste and water management. The projects span over all stages of the value chain and lifecycle of products and services, from circular design to value recovery. The most recent companies and projects supported include:
    • CREAPAPER, a German start-up for circular paper production and innovative packaging. It produces paper from grass, which not only saves wood as a raw material but also results in significantly lower CO2 emissions and water consumption
    • Vestiaire collective, an online marketplace that allows its more than 9 million users to sell and buy second-hand luxury fashion pieces
    • Winnow to develop software and hardware solutions to reduce food waste in professional kitchens
    • Aquaservice, a leading Spanish water service provider that reuses and recycles all its material and carries out maintenance with a repair and reconditioning programme
    • Palazzo delle Finanze (Firenze)a recovery intervention of the existing buildings aimed at the establishment of new productive uses and annexed offices as well as the complete redevelopment of the area outside the complex
    • Starmeat, top quality meat processing Polish manufacturer using an innovative process to reduce wasted meat
  • KfW CEO Dr. Günther Bräunig said: “Besides cutting climate-damaging greenhouse gas emissions, the reduction of consumption of new resources is a further central challenge on the way to a future-proof economic system. The transformation to a sustainable economy requires enormous investments which can only be done jointly. We are proud of the success we have achieved in promoting a circular economy together with our partners in Europe. We will not rest on our achievements and rather see them as further encouragement.”
    • Joint Initiative on Circular Economy animation
    • After its first year of operation, the Joint Initiative on Circular Economy provided 2.7 billion of long-term financing for projects that will help accelerate the transition towards a circular economy.
    • This initiative launched by the six largest public financial institutions in the EU aims to finance at least 10 billion of investments to support the circular economy over five years (2019-2023).
    • The Joint Initiative on Circular Economy (JICE) provides loans, equity investment, guarantees and technical assistance to eligible projects and develops innovative financing structures for public and private infrastructure, municipalities, private companies of different sizes as well as for research and innovation projects.
    • In addition,JICE contributes to the ongoing initiatives led by the European Commission by building knowledge through dedicated working groups and developing financing schemes.
    • In that sense, it will increasingly engage in circular economy knowledge dissemination activities that will help develop and spread a circular economy culture across European business and financial landscape.
    • The results we achieved collectively over the first year of the JICE are promising signs for the future development of circular economy in our territories.
    • This demonstrates how the idea behind the launch of the Joint Initiative on Circular Economy (JICE) was both appropriate and timely.
    • The largest European public financial institutions now have a common definition of circularity, share best practices and can get circular economy projects off the ground more easily.
    • http://www.caissedesdepots.fr/en Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) is the National Promotional Institute, which has been supporting the Italian economy since 1850.
    • ICO has become a point of reference in the financing of both SMEs and large-scale investment projects.
  • COVID Pandemic Sparks Urgency as 86% Say More Needs to be Done for the Environment, Survey by Every Can Counts

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:30pm

    "The findings show there is a growing awareness about the need to recycle as much waste as possible, and the COVID-19 pandemic only accelerated that process.

    Key Points: 
    • "The findings show there is a growing awareness about the need to recycle as much waste as possible, and the COVID-19 pandemic only accelerated that process.
    • People realise how pressing this problem is and are willing to work towards establishing a true circular economy," Every Can Counts Europe Director David Van Heuverswyn said.
    • Moreover, a total of 52% of respondents would not put the economy over the environment, despite the economic slowdown in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Born in 2009 in the UK, the Every Can Counts initiative is regarded as the leading programme to promote drink can recycling across Europe!

    Brambles Shares Its 2025 Ambition to Pioneer Regenerative Supply Chains Worldwide

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 3:00pm

    Brambles, the global supply chain solutions company operating through the CHEP brand, is embarking on a new five-year sustainability plan.

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    • Brambles, the global supply chain solutions company operating through the CHEP brand, is embarking on a new five-year sustainability plan.
    • Leveraging its circular business model, Brambles aims to transform how lifes essentials are delivered to people by pioneering regenerative supply chains for its customers.
    • Looking forward, Brambles 2025 Planet Positive targets aim to set a new benchmark and shift the business to a net positive position.
    • The 2025 Business Positive targets focus on accelerating the transition to a circular economy by expanding Brambles leading Share and Reuse business model to more customers in more supply chains.

    DS Smith’s Innovative Box Design Process Eliminates Over 2 Million Deliveries

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 1:38pm

    Through a focus on circular design and performance, DS Smith , a sustainable packaging leader, has today announced its innovative design methodology has removed 20,000 tons of raw material from the manufacturing process, despite increasing overall production.

    Key Points: 
    • Through a focus on circular design and performance, DS Smith , a sustainable packaging leader, has today announced its innovative design methodology has removed 20,000 tons of raw material from the manufacturing process, despite increasing overall production.
    • This has effectively taken the equivalent of 238 million boxes out of circulation over the past year.
    • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201020005281/en/
      DS Smith, a sustainable packaging leader, announced its innovative design methodology has removed 20,000 tons of raw material from the manufacturing process, despite increasing overall production.
    • DS Smith is committed to delivering on the circular economy, using our expertise in packaging innovation to drive progress, said Alex Manisty, group head of strategy at DS Smith.

    Cleanfarms' Programs Demonstrate Waste Reduction Week Circular Economy Goals

    Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 7:00pm

    ETOBICOKE, ON, Oct. 18, 2020 /CNW/ -Each year, Waste Reduction Week (WRW) is marked in the third week of October when organizations throughout Canada celebrate achievements and commit to work harder to support the principles and practices of the circular economy, resource efficiency and waste reduction.

    Key Points: 
    • ETOBICOKE, ON, Oct. 18, 2020 /CNW/ -Each year, Waste Reduction Week (WRW) is marked in the third week of October when organizations throughout Canada celebrate achievements and commit to work harder to support the principles and practices of the circular economy, resource efficiency and waste reduction.
    • "Every year, the number of Canadian farmers who use Cleanfarms' programs to manage agricultural plastic waste is growing.
    • Through these and other programs that are underway or in planning stages, Cleanfarms is helping farmers operate their farms sustainably, reflecting best practices in a circular economy, and celebrating the goals of Waste Reduction Week.
    • The success of these programs highlights the commitment of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, municipalities, provinces and farmers to agricultural environmental responsibility and sustainability.