CEFC outlines $7.8 billion circular economy investment pipeline

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) is eyeing off a $7.8 billion circular economy investment pipeline that could drive emissions from landfill down by as much as 60 per cent and create thousands of jobs in the regions.
The report, compiled with the help of global engineering services firm Arup, canvasses investment opportunities for Australia’s green bank in the recycling, organics, bioenergy and thermal energy from waste sectors.
According to the organisation, new and expanded infrastructure requirements to close the loop on key waste streams have the potential to generate between $4 billion and $7.8 billion in new investment up to 2025. 
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Kochi Metro Rail To Adopt ‘Circular Economy’ Methods For Sustainable Development

Activities in a circular economy follow reduce (minimum use of raw materials), reuse (maximum reuse of products and components), and recycle (high-quality reuse of raw materials) principles where the life of the product gets extended. Unlike the linear process, it means implementing systemic changes that add value and reduce substantial procedural waste. The waste from the end of the supply chain is directed to the beginning thereby using the resources more efficiently by utilising them more than once.
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Energy Vault partners with Helena for circular economy and remediation

Energy Vault, the creator of a unique renewable energy storage system has partnered with problem solving organization, Helena, to expand technologies and solutions for circular economy and remediation efforts for the energy sector.
Firstly, the partnership’s main goal is to identify additional opportunities for Energy Vault’s breakthrough waste remediation technologies as the company begins deployment of its innovative energy storage system worldwide.
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Next wave of speakers confirmed for edie’s circular economy online event

Experts from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Ikea, Innovate UK and The Body Shop have been confirmed among the first wave of speakers for The Circular Economy Inspiration Sessions – an afternoon of live, interactive presentations and discussions taking place virtually on Thursday 25 March. The Sessions form part of a dedicated week of action inspired by edie’s Mission Possible Plastics Hub. Taking place on Thursday 25 March from 1pm–4pm (GMT), the Circular Economy Inspiration Sessions are targeted at individuals are looking to enhance their approaches and strategies to product manufacturing and procurement to encourage a transition to a circular economy. The online event effectively combines three edie webinars into a single afternoon. Each webinar session will have its own edie chair and selection of independent expert speakers, and each session will take a particular format.

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Join the online conference: “Circular Economy: sustainability and new jobs for the textile industry”

On 27th May 2021, the EU COSME project CirCoAX by CircularInnoBooster will be presented at the conference “Circular Economy: sustainability and new jobs for the textile industry”. This is a Partner Event at The Green Week #EUGreenWeek – Europe’s largest annual environmental policy conference. This year it will be held from May 31 to June 4, under the main theme of “Zero Pollution”.

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Circular Economy Designers: What They Want Waste Generators To Know

The concept of the circular economy dates back several decades, but it wasn’t until the late 1970s when it began to take hold and gain momentum. Today, the economic system that focuses on eliminating waste and the unnecessary use of resources has been instrumental in the effort to reduce dependency on natural resources, many of which are becoming scarce. Developed by German chemist Michael Braungart and American architect Bill McDonough, the circular economy pursues four main goals:

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