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Sustainability News

Updates Covering Sustainability, Zero Waste, ESG, Carbon Footprint & Green Business


Weee Forum Waste E Waste Product Electronics Weee
- If you were to gather all the electronic waste we generate in a single year, you could form a tall mountain visible from space. There’s a growing amount of waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) generated every year, and 2021 is no exception. An assessment by an international expert group says electronics waste will total an estimated 57.4 million tons, which is greater than the mass of the Great Wall of China, Earth’s heaviest artificial object. From 2014 to 2020, WEEE increased ... [Read More]


Waste Construction Project Jobsite Debris Landfills
- Dive Brief: A 570,000-square-foot commercial office and laboratory project under construction by Webcor in Brisbane, California, is working to divert nearly all solid waste from landfills and incineration during construction — and has the paperwork to prove its commitment. Genesis Marina recently became the world's first jobsite to be pre-certified by the rigorous Total Resource Use and Efficiency (TRUE) program, according to a Webcor press release . In order to meet the requirements, 90% of ... [Read More]


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- The global transition to clean energy is still far too slow to meet climate pledges and risks fuelling even greater price volatility, the International Energy Agency warned on Wednesday. "We are not investing enough to meet for future energy needs, and the uncertainties are setting the stage for a volatile period ahead," said IEA chief Fatih Birol. "The social and economic benefits of accelerating clean energy transitions are huge, and the costs of inaction are immense." In its annual World ... [Read More]

Source: phys.org

Volvo Group Steel Fossil Fossil Free Martin Lundstedt Martin Lindqvist
- Volvo Group is proud to reveal the world-first vehicle made of fossil-free steel from SSAB. During green steel collaboration event, it was announced that more vehicles will follow in 2022 in what will be a series of concept vehicles and components using fossil-free steel from SSAB. The machine, a load carrier for use in mining and quarrying, was unveiled at a green steel collaboration event today, October 13, 2021, in Gothenburg hosted by Martin Lundstedt , President and CEO Volvo Group. During ... [Read More]


Energy C Energy Systems Iea Emissions Policies
- But even that's way too rosy. lot A tough reality check ahead of COP26 A major new report provides a stark warning ahead of the UN climate summit: Yes, clean-tech deployment is really surging, but energy systems are still transforming far too slowly to rein in global warming. Driving the news: The International Energy Agency is out with its big annual , a 386-page trove of data and analysis. Here are some big takeaways... Carbon emissions are bouncing way back. 2021 is on pace to bring the ... [Read More]

Source: axios.com

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- To reach global net zero emissions goals there needs to be increased investment in the area, but those investments create huge economic opportunities and many of the areas ripe for carbon reductions can pay for themselves, according to the IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2021. The report says that successfully achieving net zero emissions could create a market for wind turbines, solar panels, lithium batteries and fuel cells of more than $1 trillion comparable in size to the current oil and gas ... [Read More]


Emissions Product Technologies Newlight Technologies Motherboard Greenhouse
- The Next 50 Years explores the technologies changing and improving our world. What if our everyday household items were made out of thin air? If that sounds like a pipe dream, it’s not—a growing number of technologies are using carbon emissions from industrial processes to create wallets, shampoo bottles, and straws. It’s called carbon recycling, and companies like Lanzatech and Newlight Technologies are leading the charge, a new Motherboard documentary details. These technologies take ... [Read More]

Source: vice.com

Ralph Lauren Industry Water Manual Dow Cotton
- A new manual on how to dye cotton more sustainably could encourage the textile industry to adopt a more standardized and efficient approach to production. Ralph Lauren and Dow are open sourcing the dyeing system information. The companies co-developed the manual that details how to use ECOFAST Pure Sustainable Textile Treatment and reduce waste while color dyeing cotton. The companies say conventional fabric dyeing processes requires trillions of liters of water per year and generates up to 20% ... [Read More]







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