Circular Electronics: Designing Out Waste

September 14, 2020 by  
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Circular Electronics: Designing Out Waste   Hold the phone! Can waste be designed out of consumer electronics? Building off of the established principles of the Responsible Business Alliance’s (RBA’s) previous session, this more in-depth series of case studies will explore how electronics companies are designing waste out of products and offerings, including easily repairable and modular consumer electronics. This discussion explores deeper nuances of the circular economy approaches to recycling electronics. Speakers Dan Reid, Senior Environmental Program Manager, Responsible Business Alliance Remco Kouwenhoven, Social Innovation Lead, Fairphone Jordan Tse, Sustainability Program Manager, Facebook Shelley Zimmer, Sustainability Program Manager, HP Holly Secon Mon, 09/14/2020 – 14:02 Featured Off

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Supporting Business in the Race to Create the World’s Most Sustainable Package

September 14, 2020 by  
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Supporting Business in the Race to Create the World’s Most Sustainable Package Fossil-based plastic production is still growing exponentially. Only 9% of all plastic is recycled and it can take hundreds of years to degrade. Recycling is critical, but the world cannot rely on that alone. In recent years, we’ve seen over 450 companies pledge to dramatically slash their use or production of plastic by 2025 as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation circular economy commitments. We’ve watched as retailers have made public commitments to remove products packaged in non-recyclable materials from their shelves and have seen governments implement policies to support the circular economy. But how do we develop sustainable packaging solutions that protect food safety and availability everywhere, while living up to critical environmental and climate commitments? Join Tetra Pak in this discussion about ways companies can incorporate more renewable and recyclable content into their packaging to have the lowest impact on nature.  Topics include:  Innovations in plant-based materials, including wood fibre and plant-based polymers The safety and performance of plant-based packaging materials Partnering with consumers to secure recycling behavior change  How companies can apply a full value-chain approach to their sustainability strategies Moderator: Heather Clancy, Editorial Director, GreenBiz Group Speakers: Jason Pelz, Vice President of Sustainability, Tetra Pak, Americas Trewin Restorick, Founder & CEO, Hubbub If you can’t tune in live, please register and we will email you a link to access the archived webcast footage and resources, available to you on-demand after the webcast. taylor flores Mon, 09/14/2020 – 13:52 gbz_webcast_date Tue, 09/29/2020 – 10:00 – Tue, 09/29/2020 – 11:00

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Navigating the Waters of Mission and Profit with Criterion Ventures

March 10, 2011 by  
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A common dilemma for social entrepreneurs is the choice between and within for-profit and non-profit legal structures. Everyone in our field knows how artificial the for/non-profit line can seem when you’re an entrepreneur trying to change the world, while (hopefully) supporting yourself and dependents in order to make your efforts sustainable over time

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French Post Office Aims to Have 10,000 Electric Vehicles in Use by 2011

October 22, 2010 by  
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An electric van designed for La Poste, on display at the 2010 Paris Motor Show .

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Weird Solar Device of the Day: Solar Powered Dragonfly Lawn Ornaments (Video)

January 5, 2010 by  
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Image via Technabob Solar lawn ornaments. They’re not a new thing – there are solar powered frogs that riiiibbit when someone approaches your door, for example.

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