Artists are recognising that music activities can contribute to the protection of our environment by raising awareness as well as encouraging and taking action. Musicians have joined the call for a green recovery from the coronavirus crisis, whilst several major record labels, bands and festival organisers who form the UK music industry have declared a climate and ecological emergency. The declaration has been administered by the newly formed Music Declares Emergency group, an independent organisation created by music business professionals and artists. Here I look at some examples of activities carried out by those involved in the music industry as they put ideas into action, including incorporating the circular economy into their activities.
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IT services major Infosys on Tuesday said it has partnered with UK-based charity, Ellen MacArthur Foundation charity and they will work together to accelerate the global transition to a circular economy. A circular economy designs out waste and pollution, keeps products and materials in use, and regenerates natural systems, creating benefits for society, environment, and economy. The Foundation works with its network of Strategic Partners, Partners, and Members, a statement said adding that Infosys NSE 0.71 % has joined the network as a Partner.
Entrepreneurs working in the circular economy see both the financial and environmental advantages of rethinking e-waste. Atlanta entrepreneur Stephen Wakeling has watched the space transform over the last decade while building Phobio, a SaaS platform designed to facilitate electronic device trade-ins. “The useful life of a phone is being elongated, and so is the path they travel around the world.” The circular economy, Wakeling says, might be more accurately described as a spiral now, as devices have several owners before ultimately getting recycled. And with key partnerships with Apple and Costco, the bootstrapped startup has big plans to reimagine the life cycle of more consumer products.
The program offers convenient ways to dispose of hard-to-recycle waste from home, earning first place in the Corporate Social Responsibility Campaign category of Ragan’s PR Daily Awards. Ninety-one percent of plastic produced has not been recycled and 8 million metric tons of plastic waste are dumped into our oceans every year. Global health, hygiene and home company, RB North America, wanted to do its part to address this issue, with its Healthy You, Healthy Planet™ partnership with TerraCycle.
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