One man's trash is another's opportunity to develop smart waste systems for tomorrow's cities. Experts at a recent panel discussion talked about business opportunities in the environmental service sector and the benefits of a circular economy.
China's plastic ban poses an immediate challenge to recyclers and manufacturers, which rely on the supply of foreign plastic and paper. But in the long term, the changes could lead to deep sectoral reforms.
The bad news: The world won't meet the SDGs on climate action, reducing inequalities, protecting marine life, and promoting responsible production and consumption by 2030. The good news: Companies that work to change this can reap huge commercial benefits.
Clarissa Watson –
Digital opinion analysis points to a demand from consumers for CEOs to take a stand on social issues of global implication. Could this signal a new age of a ‘race to the top’ in corporate sustainability commitments? Clarissa Watson writes.
and Richard Fuller –
Pollution is responsible for 16 per cent of all deaths globally, but has been accepted as the price to pay for economic development. How can we enable developing countries to avoid this foul development trajectory?
It is clear that the linear take-make-waste model of the fashion industry is unsustainable, but how do other forms of production and consumption measure up? Here's what else we need to find out to change our clothing.
Ping Manongdo –
At the Eco Action Day event in Singapore last month, youth participants and industry veterans alike agreed that the circular economy isn’t only good for the environment, but is also a practical and profitable idea.