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New Report On Plastics & Climate — The Hidden Costs Of A Plastic Planet

May 18th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

Amanda Kistler, Director of Communications and Development at the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), has shared a new report with CleanTechnica. The full report, Plastic & Climate The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet, was released on May 15, 2019. Below is a summary of the report and several highlights from it


6 Signs Of Hope For The Ocean

May 2nd, 2019 | by World Resources Institute

It’s easy to lose sight of good news amid the barrage of negative stories about the threats facing the ocean—everything from growing plastic pollution to dying coral reefs. However, there is a lot to celebrate when you look more closely at ocean-related developments


Urban Transformations: In Pune, India, Waste Pickers Go from Trash to Treasure

April 7th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute

Pinky Sonawane spent her childhood gathering garbage on the streets of Pune, India. She’d join her mother in pulling plastic bottles, cans, and cardboard from roadside dumpsters, selling the materials to scrap traders for income. With no organized waste-collection system in the city of 4 million people, there was plenty of waste for her to pick—it filled bins, littered streets and piled up in mountainous heaps in dumps. But Sonawane and others like her were often treated like the garbage they collected


Circular Economy: Redesigning Economy Beyond A Product

February 22nd, 2019 | by The Beam

The recent debate around circular economy tends to focus primarily on product redesign. But a circular ‘economy’ encompasses more than just product design, it's about product business development and the interactions between players in the ecosystem.


DOE Stalls Clean Energy R&D, Risking Jobs & US Competitiveness

December 31st, 2018 | by NRDC

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) may be sitting on approximately $600 million in Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) funding for clean energy research and development (R&D), despite clear and strong congressional guidance to invest public dollars in new technologies and innovation that will pave the way for America to be a leader in a clean energy future


5 Cities Show What Urban Transformation Looks Like

December 29th, 2018 | by World Resources Institute

The WRI Ross Prize for Cities aims to spotlight exemplary real-world examples of urban transformation to help inspire better cities for all. Nearly 200 projects around the globe submitted applications for the inaugural $250,000 prize


P&G Achieves 2020 Sustainability Goals Early, Raises The Bar For 2030

October 16th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Global consumer products giant Procter & Gamble announced that it has already achieved many of the environmental and sustainability goals for 2020 and has plans in place to meet those that it has not already achieved. In parallel to the announcement, the company is looking to the future with new, stretching environmental and sustainability goals for itself for 2030 under a new branded campaign called 'Ambition 2030' as detailed in its 2017 Citizenship Report


Taiwan’s EPA Turns Hazardous Waste Into Raw Materials With New LCD Recycling Process

September 27th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

CleanTechnica spoke with Taiwan's Environmental Protection Administration at the Taiwan Circular Economy show. EPA expert Shan-lun Lee shared a new recycling program with us that the agency has developed in conjunction with the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) that enables discarded liquid crystal display (LCD) panels to be broken down and recycled into fresh new raw materials



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