Valpak and RECOUP partner to boost recycling knowledge in schools

Valpak and RECycling of Used Plastics Limited (RECOUP) have joined forces to introduce free interactive resources on plastic recycling in UK schools. The educational initiative, Sort It Out, follows the story of a littering alien and shows the different outcomes for the planet based on responsible behaviour. Sort It Out invites schoolchildren to make choices in order to generate their own story –  if they choose to recycle the bottles left by the alien, they are rewarded with an in-depth video showing the plastic recycling process.

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Circular economy in focus in Josoor Institute webinar

Josoor Institute, the training and education arm of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), recently held a new webinar focused on the circular economy – an economic approach aimed at minimising waste. Moderated by Orjan Lundberg, Sustainability & Environmental Expert at the SC, speakers discussed different strategies and best practices in implementing sustainable practices in relation to supply chain and waste management in the planning of large events held in urban settings. Alexandre Hedjazi, Director of the Global Environmental Policy Programme at the University of Geneva, emphasised the role urgency plays in encouraging event planners to unlock innovative solutions. In particular, he discussed initiatives that addressed challenges related to providing sustainable critical infrastructures during a large event while ensuring their long-term legacy afterwards.

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St. Louis Regional Higher Education Sustainability Consortium

The St. Louis Higher Education Sustainability Consortium is hosting a workshop to begin the conversation around incorporating Indigenous perspectives into strategic planning for universities and colleges. Our speakers include Erika Bailey-Johnson from Bemidji State University and Devon Fernandes from Humber College. Both have worked to incorporate the voices of Indigenous people and other cultural backgrounds into the process of strategic planning. Join them in a conversation on the process of meaningfully including multiple perspectives and voices into strategic planning. They will discuss ways they have worked to create a common vision of sustainability, include multiple cultural backgrounds, and authentically connect with all stakeholders in the university community. Come with your perspectives and questions to this lively conversation!

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Asia’s Richest Man Says ‘No Option’ But to Make Businesses Green

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest man, plans to transform each of the units under his refining-to-retail conglomerate to create a sustainable business model as Reliance Industries Ltd. chases a net carbon-zero goal by 2035.
“We have no option as a society, as a business but to really adopt a sustainable business model,” Ambani told Bloomberg Television’s Haslinda Amin as part of the Qatar Economic Forum Monday. “I think that’s a prerequisite for every business to survive as we go forward.”
When asked if this green push will require dialing back on some of Reliance’s businesses, Ambani said “it means transforming our businesses and integrating that with the future,” without sharing more details.

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