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To keep the momentum of circular economy brimming, we need to battle for the cup - The Simply Cups blog

To keep the momentum of circular economy brimming, we need to battle for the cup - The Simply Cups blog | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's recent War on Waste TV programme exposed the fact that so few paper cups are actually being recycled. Those inside the industry knew this all along, but the public seemingly didn't and now feel cheated by some of the claims being made by the big coffee brands.
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Consumer Advocates Push For Better Warning Labels On Canned Foods

Consumer Advocates Push For Better Warning Labels On Canned Foods | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
California regulators are under fire for keeping state-mandated label warnings off of canned foods. Consumers groups are pushing for a new state agency to take over oversight.
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We have to recycle water on a massive scale – this is how we can

We have to recycle water on a massive scale – this is how we can | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
The world is running out of drinkable water, and putting a price on the stuff won't work. But we are well on the way to building a circular water economy
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Circular economy principles being applied to the limited water supply.

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Bottles, bags, ropes and toothbrushes: the struggle to track ocean plastics

Bottles, bags, ropes and toothbrushes: the struggle to track ocean plastics | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Scientists know that there is a colossal amount of plastic in the oceans. But they don’t know where it all is, what it looks like or what damage it does.
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Brighton sets 'sustainability benchmark' for eco-tourism with i360 opening

Brighton sets 'sustainability benchmark' for eco-tourism with i360 opening | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
The world's first vertical cable car, the British Airways i360, has opened on Brighton's seafront, with the developers "aiming to set a new global benchmark in sustainability". - edie news centre
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Microbeads are leaching toxic chemicals into fish, sparking public health fears

Microbeads are leaching toxic chemicals into fish, sparking public health fears | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A new study shows that microbeads are transferring toxic chemicals into fish that could be ending up on our plates.
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Commission drafts revision to simplify ‘ecotoxic’ waste assessment

The European Commission has drafted a revision to Annex III of the Waste Framework Directive to enable more consistent assessment of hazardous waste streams across member states
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All-Women 'Army' Protecting Rare Bird in India

All-Women 'Army' Protecting Rare Bird in India | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A conservation brigade of 70 villagers have created a safe haven for the endangered greater adjutant stork.
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Councils encouraged to establish reuse services with help of new ‘How to’ guide | Resource Magazine

Councils encouraged to establish reuse services with help of new ‘How to’ guide | Resource Magazine | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A guide designed to help local authorities, waste management companies and charities understand the opportunities presented by reuse services at household waste recycling centres has been published by WRAP.
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New data reveals London's green spaces now exceed pollution limits

New data reveals London's green spaces now exceed pollution limits | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Environmental campaigners have urged London Mayor Sadiq Khan to ramp up his commitments to improve the air quality of the capital after a new open data website revealed that many parks in the capital are now exceeding the European Union's (EU) recommended limit for air pollution. - edie news centre
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The map that shows the London parks with illegal levels of air pollution

The map that shows the London parks with illegal levels of air pollution | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Hundreds of London’s green spaces, including Hyde Park and Regent's Park, have potentially hazardous air pollution levels which exceed the European legal limit, according to new research. Nearly a quarter of the capital’s open parks have over 40 micrograms of nitrogen dioxide per cubic metre of air, which represents the EU limit, with some having more than double that quantity.
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KFC urged to phase out harmful antiobiotics in meat supply

KFC urged to phase out harmful antiobiotics in meat supply | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Consumer groups and shareholder investors are calling upon fast-food chain KFC to phase out harmful antibiotic use in its meat supply in order to combat the "catastrophic" global health threat of antibiotic-resistant "superbug" bacteria. - edie news centre
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8 maps show plastic’s impact on the world’s oceans — and what’s being done about it

8 maps show plastic’s impact on the world’s oceans — and what’s being done about it | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
The world’s oceans are awash in plastic pollution, and as these maps and charts show, the situation is poised to worsen unless drastic changes take place.
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What these maps don't show is who profits from plastic pollution, and it is largely western corporations.

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Are You Eating Food That Was Irrigated with Oilfield Wastewater?

Are You Eating Food That Was Irrigated with Oilfield Wastewater? | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
California environmental activists say oil wastewater doesn’t belong on farms until it is proven safe. California water districts disagree.
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Waste from across Wales could be brought to a Cardiff incinerator

Waste from across Wales could be brought to a Cardiff incinerator | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it

Permission is being sought to increase both the amount of waste that can be processed and where it comes from
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Coming of age: The heroes and villains of the circular economy

Coming of age: The heroes and villains of the circular economy | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
The circular economy is growing up; moving beyond simple radical resource efficiency, towards an authentic triple-bottom-line. As with any transition, not everything is great. Business model innovation is the battleground for success - and while there are heroes, there are also villains holding b... - edie+ centre
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Could anaerobic digestion combat drug-resistant 'superbugs'?

Could anaerobic digestion combat drug-resistant 'superbugs'? | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
UK malt suppliers and producers Muntons has revealed that by-products formed at its anaerobic digestion (AD) plants could eventually be used to combat drug-resistant "superbugs" such as E. coli. - edie news centre
Matthew Franklin's insight:

An interesting intersection of the pharmaceuticals industry and zero waste technology. Could this present the future to our drug problem?

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Warning Signs: How Safe Is "BPA Free?" - Endocrine News

Warning Signs: How Safe Is "BPA Free?" - Endocrine News | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
While stickers are showing up declaring certain products “BPA Free,” that doesn’t mean they’re necessarily safe. Could bisphenol S be even worse than the compound it is supposed to be replacing? Last month in California, customers in the checkout lines in grocery stores started seeing warning signs that read, in part: “Many food an
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New app hoping to revolutionise restaurants’ treatment of surplus food that is Too Good To Go | Resource Magazine

New app hoping to revolutionise restaurants’ treatment of surplus food that is Too Good To Go | Resource Magazine | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A new app is hoping to address the 600,000 tonnes of food waste created by UK restaurants every year while providing discounted meals to those in need. 
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Third Scottish Zero Waste Town sought to trial innovative approaches to reducing waste | Resource Magazine

Third Scottish Zero Waste Town sought to trial innovative approaches to reducing waste | Resource Magazine | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Communities across Scotland are being urged to apply to become the nation’s third Zero Waste Town and test initiatives to reduce waste and improve resource efficiency.
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Thousands of lives could be saved in California by stricter air pollution limits, study finds

Thousands of lives could be saved in California by stricter air pollution limits, study finds | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Thousands could be saved from early deaths each year if federal air quality standards were tightened beyond current limits, a new study finds.
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MP accuses councillor of playing "political games" in waste plant battle

MP accuses councillor of playing "political games" in waste plant battle | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it

WITHAM MP Priti Patel has urged campaigners battling against Rivenhall Airfield’s waste plant plans to focus on its environmental licence after…
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