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plastic pollution: costing the earth | podcast

June 14, 2019

Plastic pollution, we all know about it, but do we truly understand the consequences that are happening? What is really going on in the ocean? What research is happening? In this podcast they take these questions to the Gulf of Mexico, conducting research. What they are seeing is the plastic ...

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sustainable apparel with jeff denby: the renewal workshop | EP 18 | podcast

June 14, 2019

How large is the fashion and apparel industry? How as a consumer can we be better? How large is this impact is by the fashion industry on the environment? Do you yourself realize your impact by purchasing? The average American can spend up to $1000 a year on purchasing clothes. ...

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circular economy: an interdisciplinary approach | university course

June 14, 2019

COURSE DESCRIPTION; "Do you want to contribute to a more sustainable society? Tackle the challenges in the transition towards a circular economy? In this course you will analyze what it takes to create a circular economy including sustainable supply chains. The transition towards a circular economy is one of the ...

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the circular economy: a wealth of flows | Ken Webster | book

June 14, 2019

Ellen MacArthur Foundation presents a new book, The Circular Economy: A Wealth of Flows by Ken Webster. "Where will prosperity come from in a global economy facing rising consumer demands, environmental challenges, volatile resource prices, and the end of easy credit?" Ken Webster argues, "...that our linear ‘take-make and dispose’ ...

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circular economy: an introduction | university course

June 14, 2019

COURSE DESCRIPTION; "Our global society is not sustainable. We all know about the challenges we’re facing: waste, climate change, resource scarcity, loss of biodiversity. At the same time, we want to sustain our economies and offer opportunities for a growing world population. This course is about providing solutions we really ...

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sustainability through a circular economy | maayke damen | TED talks

June 13, 2019

"...each year we throw 2 trillion worth of materials away..." -Maayke Damen Maayke Damen begins her talk with the day her inspiration of circular economy and materials began, with her coffee maker breaking. She discusses how many materials go into a single production of a single product, that it is ...

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the circular economy: from consumer to user | video short

June 13, 2019

"...it's all about access..." from the video the circular economy: from consumer to user, that explains how a circular economy can create a world of opportunity for businesses and companies of all kinds. " With the price of resources and energy becoming increasingly volatile, can today's linear economy work in ...

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how do we get the circular economy turning | martijn lopes cardozo | TED talks

June 13, 2019

“That if you work on something you really care about you don’t have to push yourself, the vision pulls you” -Martijn Lopes Cardozo Martijn Lopes Cardozo is the founder of the company, Black Bear Carbon Black based in Nederweert, Netherlands. The company's mission is, "...to upcycle all waste tires and ...

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understanding plastic recycling codes | blog post

June 11, 2019

Plastic juice bottles, shampoo bottles, and yogurt tubs can all be recycled the same way, right? Actually, wrong. While these are all commonly recycled plastic items, they all have entirely different plastic recycling codes. As a business owner or consumer, if you’ve ever wondered what the arrows and numbers located ...

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upcycling ocean plastics | blog post

June 7, 2019

This World Ocean Day a few solutions to recover ocean plastic will be discussed and hopefully implemented. But often one question remains unanswered – what do we do with all that recovered plastic, and how do we fund the enormous expense of ocean plastic recovery? Discover a new breed of innovators who have come up with end of life solutions to create value out of recovered Ocean plastics.

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