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Friends Turn Recycled Plastic into Furniture, Decor; Earn Rs 1 Crore in Revenue/Year

Friends Turn Recycled Plastic into Furniture, Decor; Earn Rs 1 Crore in Revenue/Year

Circular Economy, Entrepreneurship

April 15, 2021

Madhur N Rathi, would’ve never thought that one conference on waste management during his MBA days would change his life for the better. Wanting to live a life of sustainability, he roped in three of his friends to make a living by recycling plastic into furniture that can further be recycled years later, in Maharashtra’s Amravati.

Circular Economy, Entrepreneurship

CNBC - New Zealand introduces climate change law for financial firms in world first

CNBC - New Zealand introduces climate change law for financial firms in world first

Circular Economy, ClimateChange

April 15, 2021

New Zealand has become the first country to introduce a law that will require banks, insurers and investment managers to report the impacts of climate change on their business, minister for climate change James Shaw said on Tuesday.

All banks with total assets of more than 1 billion New Zealand dollars ($700 million), insurers with more than NZ$1 billion in total assets under management, and all equity and debt issuers listed on the country’s stock exchange will have to make disclosures.

Circular Economy, ClimateChange

CNBC - Can Chemical Recycling Solve The World's Plastic Problem?

CNBC - Can Chemical Recycling Solve The World's Plastic Problem?

Circular Economy

April 15, 2021

Plastics recycling is failing, and the plastics industry is betting big on a technology called chemical recycling to save it. This tech can supposedly convert any type of used plastic into plastic that's as good as new. But skepticism abounds.

Circular Economy

THE ‘SABAI SABAI’ WAY TO GO ZERO WASTE IN THAILAND

THE ‘SABAI SABAI’ WAY TO GO ZERO WASTE IN THAILAND

April 4, 2021

Battling frowny kao gaeng vendors. Adamantly refusing durian cellophane-wrapped to a styrofoam dish and double-bagged. These are just some of the unique hurdles for Thais starting out on zero-waste lifestyles.

Project 17: Solving Singapore's food waste problem

Project 17: Solving Singapore's food waste problem

Circular Economy

April 4, 2021

Singapore imports 90% of its food and 744,000 tonnes of this was wasted in 2019.
Seventeen-year-old Shan wants to find out about possible solutions to the problem. He says that looking into the issue opened his eyes to the "sheer scale of food wastage", but he learned that tackling waste can help the community as well as saving food.

Circular Economy