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How Blockchain Is Helping The Plastic Bank Create a Global Economy of 'Social Plastic'
How Blockchain Is Helping The Plastic Bank Create a Global Economy of 'Social Plastic'

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - As much hype as cryptocurrencies and digital tokens are getting these days, their real-world, practical uses remain few and far between. But one Vancouver-based organization, The Plastic Bank, is working to exchange plastic waste for digital currency in some of the world’s poorest places.

12 Asian Entrepreneurs Win $10K for Low-Carbon Mobility, Plastic Waste, Energy Ideas
12 Asian Entrepreneurs Win $10K for Low-Carbon Mobility, Plastic Waste, Energy Ideas

CLEANTECH - UN Environment has awarded seed funding to twelve young people with business ideas on how to foster energy-efficient, low-waste and low-carbon lifestyles. Each of the winners of the Asia Pacific Low Carbon Lifestyles Challenge will receive US$10,000 and mentorship to help bring their ideas to fruition.

Closed Loop Fund Announces Historic Partnership on Funding for Recycling Infrastructure
Closed Loop Fund Announces Historic Partnership on Funding for Recycling Infrastructure

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Closed Loop Fund (CLF) today unveiled an historic statewide, public-private partnership targeting a $5 million investment in recycling infrastructure in Connecticut in 2018. This statewide program follows Closed Loop Fund’s successful investment in Waterbury, CT in 2017.

Trending: Climate-Smart Street Furniture, Infrastructure Helping Future-Fit Cities of Tomorrow
Trending: Climate-Smart Street Furniture, Infrastructure Helping Future-Fit Cities of Tomorrow

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - To usher cities towards a carbon-neutral future, local governments around the globe are hedging their bets on diesel and petrol vehicles bans. But eliminating fossil fueled mobility isn’t the only way to reduce emissions. Smart street furniture and innovative urban infrastructure are fast emerging as viable — and impactful — solutions to the CO2 problem.

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Trending: The Future of Mobility Is Circular
Trending: The Future of Mobility Is Circular

WASTE NOT - Discussion around the future of mobility is dominated by discourse around the shift away from fossil fuels, but this is only one small part of a more complex conversation. Even clean energy vehicles have impacts on environmental and human health. China’s industry ministry, General Motors and Goodyear are taking these often-overlooked impacts into account by focusing on waste recovery and prevention approaches that seek to establish closed-loop systems.

GM Expands Composting Program at its Global Headquarters
GM Expands Composting Program at its Global Headquarters

PRESS RELEASE - General Motors is taking its composting program – one of its most successful examples of circular economy – to a whole new level at its global headquarters located in the Renaissance Center (GMRENCEN) in Detroit. What started as a compost collection program with select restaurants at the RENCEN has now expanded to include participation from all floors and occupants of the complex. Through this expansion, the automaker hopes to reduce its environmental impact and contribute to the city’s revitalization.

New Science-Based Goals, Carbon Pricing Scheme to Help Heineken ‘Drop the C’
New Science-Based Goals, Carbon Pricing Scheme to Help Heineken ‘Drop the C’

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Heineken has unveiled a new sustainability strategy that will see the brewer increase renewable energy production, set science-based targets across distribution, cooling and packaging, and pilot an internal carbon pricing scheme.

Nissan Vehicle-to-Grid Project to Accelerate Decarbonization of UK Energy System
Nissan Vehicle-to-Grid Project to Accelerate Decarbonization of UK Energy System

CLEANTECH - Nissan is driving the future of mobility forward with a vehicle-to-grid (VG2) demonstrator project that could prove instrumental in helping the UK transition to low-carbon transportation and a smart energy system. The £9.8 million e4Futures project will allow drivers to feed energy back into the electricity grid during peak times.

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UN Talanoa Dialogue Portal Invites Businesses to Contribute to Climate Discussion
UN Talanoa Dialogue Portal Invites Businesses to Contribute to Climate Discussion

MARKETING AND COMMS - The UN Climate Change secretariat is launching an online portal that invites countries, businesses, local government and civil society to contribute to the climate change conversation. The platform will support the Talanoa Dialogue, an international conversation mechanism launched during COP23 in Bonn, which will help track progress on current commitments and drive global climate action.

Heathrow Launches Innovation Prize to Support Plans for Sustainable Growth
Heathrow Launches Innovation Prize to Support Plans for Sustainable Growth

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - A year after the launch of its Heathrow 2.0 sustainability leadership strategy, Heathrow Airport is encouraging UK businesses and organizations to apply for the first Sustainable Innovation Prize.

UK Unveils National Action Plan to Slash Plastic Waste by 2042
UK Unveils National Action Plan to Slash Plastic Waste by 2042

WASTE NOT - The UK government has unveiled a national action plan to eradicate avoidable plastic waste by 2042. The announcement aims to quell concerns of critics regarding the potential negative impacts Brexit could have on the UK’s sustainability performance.

Panasonic to Transform Denver Into Smart, Sustainable City of the Future
Panasonic to Transform Denver Into Smart, Sustainable City of the Future

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Though widely known for its consumer electronics products, Panasonic is using its tech expertise to focus on a new venture: creating smart, sustainable cities of the future. Building on the success of its Sustainable Smart Town in Fujisawa, Japan — a factory turned thriving community complete with EV charging stations, IoT-enabled homes and businesses, and a renewable energy system providing a five-day storage of off-grid power — the company is bringing its

New Business Models Disrupting Mobility in Latin America
New Business Models Disrupting Mobility in Latin America

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - New analysis from business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan has revealed that the Latin American market is undergoing a rapid paradigm shift in regards to mobility, with greater emphasis being placed on the creation of an on-demand, integrated, multi-modal mobility network. The transition is being driven by changing demographics, preferences and technology.

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Trending: Norway Driving Low-Carbon Mobility with Lighting Tech, Enticing Incentives
Trending: Norway Driving Low-Carbon Mobility with Lighting Tech, Enticing Incentives

CLEANTECH - Norway is paving the way to a more energy-efficient, low-carbon future through new intelligent lighting technology and strong financial incentives.

+ POOL, Heineken Pooling Their Resources to Help Make the Hudson River Swimmable Again
+ POOL, Heineken Pooling Their Resources to Help Make the Hudson River Swimmable Again

CLEANTECH - Back in 2015, we first learned about + POOL, a wildly ambitious idea by four enterprising New Yorkers to make the City’s notoriously polluted Hudson River swimmable with the help of a floating, water-filtering pool.

Trending: High-Tech Shipping Crates, Precision Technology Poised to Revolutionize Urban Ag
Trending: High-Tech Shipping Crates, Precision Technology Poised to Revolutionize Urban Ag

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Between a growing global population — which is estimated to reach 9.5 billion by 2050 — rapid urbanization and climate change, shifting agricultural to a more sustainable model is essential for safeguarding the future of our food system. Startups in the United States and Singapore are ready to rise to the challenge, championing food sustainability through new technologies and infrastructure solutions designed with urban environments in mind.

Trending: Step Change in Design, Recycling Efforts Essential for Addressing E-Waste
Trending: Step Change in Design, Recycling Efforts Essential for Addressing E-Waste

WASTE NOT - In today’s digitally dependent world, e-waste management is a critical issue that requires urgent attention from both the public and private sector.

Braskem's I'm greenTM PE and ProAmpac's Trinity Packaging Division Bring Carbon Reduction Packaging to Montgomery County DEP and Maryland Environmental Service
Braskem's I'm greenTM PE and ProAmpac's Trinity Packaging Division Bring Carbon Reduction Packaging to Montgomery County DEP and Maryland Environmental Service

PRESS RELEASE - Braskem's sugarcane based bioplastic to be used to package over 500,000 bags of Leafgro®, a soil conditioner for sale in lawn and garden retail locations along the U.S. East Coast.

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