Tag Archives: circular economy

Banks are waking up to the advantages of a circular economy

Green Alliance was among the first organisations to recognise the potential of the financial sector to drive sustainability.   In 1992, alongside the Rio environment summit, UNEP brokered a Statement by Banks on Environment and Sustainable Development, and Green Alliance encouraged UK … Continue reading

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Top 10: circular economy resources

A representative of a leading US company recently told me that it was seeking a bigger presence in the UK because of our “thought leadership” on the circular economy. That is in large part due to more than fifteen years … Continue reading

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Will the EU’s new circular economy plans live up to expectation?

A version of this post first appeared on BusinessGreen. After months of speculation, we will soon have clarity on a debate that’s been rumbling on for months. No, I’m not talking about who’s going to run the country, but what … Continue reading

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Building a circular economy, one smartphone at a time

Smartphones, tablets and laptops are ubiquitous in the wealthy world, and the makers of these devices have their eyes set on selling to the next five billion consumers in emerging markets. And why not? Access to the internet is a … Continue reading

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Scotland could use the oil price crash to kick-start CCS

This post first appeared on Guardian Sustainable Business. Such was the shock of the oil price’s precipitous decline in recent months that tongues were set swiftly wagging about what the explanation could be. Killing off electric vehicles, US shale producers, or … Continue reading

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