“Avoiding a climate disaster will require a new industrial revolution. We need to make the technologies and products that don’t cause emissions as cheap as those that do, reducing what I call Green Premiums, so the whole world can afford them and reach our climate goals,” Bill Gates Bill Gates has pledged $1.5 billion through […]
Tag: Circular Economy
New cabin crew and pilot uniforms made from recycled plastic bottles.
easyJet is rolling out a new uniform for its cabin crew and pilots made from approximately 45 recycled plastic bottles each. It is estimated that the new uniform will save around half a million plastic bottles going to waste each year. The innovative high-tech material was developed using renewable energy sources and has a 75% lower carbon footprint […]
Introducing Infinitely Recyclable Plastics
Earlier this year L’Oréal announced it’s first cosmetic bottle derived from enzymatic plastic recycling. The process developed by CARBIOS eliminates many of the limitation of thermomechanical recycling processes. Including loss of quality, allowing for infinite recycling of all types of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) waste. It will be some years before 100% recycled plastic is widely used, so this doesn’t remove the need to continue to look for alternatives and […]
What is a Circular Economy.
There’s a lot of conversation around sustainability, which should always be encouraged. One of our goals at TerraVerde is to demystify some of the language we frequently use, so everyone can join the discussion, without fear of stumbling over the terminology. Today I am sharing my preferred definition of a ‘Circular Economy’ from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation […]