Transformational change through a circular economy

Moving a system towards circularity requires a collective effort from all sectors and stakeholders: businesses, governments and the general public, within a wide range of fields such as industry, agriculture and energy production. Policy stakeholders at different levels have introduced circular economies with varying degrees of success. What are the benefits of circularity? Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions…

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Policy enablers to accelerate the circular economy

The world is facing the deleterious impacts of climate change as a result of unsustainable depletion of resources and business as usual operations. To ensure our survivability, we need to relook into our system and rethink our operations. Material extraction and production accounts for more than 50% of global carbon emissions, thus addressing resource use can potentially help…

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Auckland circular economy workshops

Over the past few months teams from 25 companies have been taking part in Auckland’s first circular economy series.  If you haven’t heard about it – the circular ecomony is a business model that encourages economic growth without degrading the enviroment.  The series is called xlabs and it’s being run by the agency Circularity.  We speak to Circularity co-founder Louise Nash…

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The Resiliency of Circular Economies

Circular economies are in the spotlight following the shockwaves of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the tilt in security, travel and transportation, and business operations, the focus is on how we fortify and better use our own resources. As we work to more sustainably manage finite resources and decrease pollution in our shrinking space, there is an opportunity to create economic growth through end-market development.

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Unilever renews strategic partnership with Ellen MacArthur Foundation

The renewed partnership is set to focus on “raising the ambition level in the transition towards a circular economy for plastic in the fast-moving consumer goods sector.  The collaboration will also focus on building the momentum towards creating a circular economy for food as well as fashion.  The extended partnership expands on the decade-long Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP), which focuses on how the company will “decouple growth from its environmental impact, while at the same time increasing its positive social impact.

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