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No Trust, No Dust Incinerators Are Not A Suitable Solution For Lebanon

No Trust, No Dust Incinerators Are Not A Suitable Solution For Lebanon

Once again, the issue of the incinerators that the Beirut Municipality is pushing for, is brought to light with a projected meeting taking place at the municipality to pass the agreement on moving forward with the project despite objections from key local experts and environmentalists, and no clear information on the project’s location or indicators on the project’s environmental costs and health risks on surrounding communities, as well as its...
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How to globalize the circular economy

How to globalize the circular economy

Set up an international platform to share data and experiences, and coordinate industrial policies and trade to conserve resources and energy, urge Yong Geng, Joseph Sarkis and Raimund Bleischwitz.
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5 ways to make the waste-free 'circular economy' a reality

5 ways to make the waste-free 'circular economy' a reality

Governments and businesses are sitting on a massive opportunity to lessen their climate impact and drive up revenue and consumer satisfaction by moving toward a circular economy. A "circular economy" is one that can:
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These 11 companies are leading the way to a circular economy

These 11 companies are leading the way to a circular economy

The circular economy is more than just a buzz phrase. With the global population predicted to approach 9 billion people by 2030, we are using more resources than the planet can provide. Our future depends on reusing what we have in a sustainable way. Fortunately one resource that is unlimited is innovation, and many companies are developing ingenious ways to reduce, reuse and recycle.
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On the menu: Transforming global food systems

On the menu: Transforming global food systems

Europe these days is all about food. Not just eating it or shopping for it, but setting the table for its sustainable future.
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Circle of Life needs Circular Economy. A Definition.

Circle of Life needs Circular Economy. A Definition.

Circularity refers to a circular economy, which is an economic system aimed at making most out of resources. The circular vision is a world without waste. The approach is regenerative and as such in contrast to the traditional linear economy, which has a “take, make, dispose” model of production.
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The circular economy: Four million business models and counting

The circular economy: Four million business models and counting

Many ideas for the design of business models for the circular economy have been put forward. Some are based on case studies, others derived from theory. But why is it so difficult to provide a comprehensive overview of circular economy business models? The answer is simple: because there are so many of them.
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Sorry IPT,  This is Not a CSR Report A Positive Attempt Fell into The Trap of Blue-washing

Sorry IPT, This is Not a CSR Report A Positive Attempt Fell into The Trap of Blue-washing

The oil and gas sector has been among the leading industries that have championed CSR worldwide, partly because of the negative effects of day-to-day operations and the resulting protests by civil-society groups and environmental advocates. Amid increased awareness and demand for sustainable solutions, oil and gas companies are jumping at the opportunity to promote and publicize their social and environmental credentials, going as far as labeling...
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Banque Libano-Française  Taking CSR Commitment to  A New Level

Banque Libano-Française Taking CSR Commitment to A New Level

The recently published Banque Libano-Française (BLF) bi-annual CSR Report, marks a quantum leap in CSR reporting quality and standards compared to previously published reports in 2013 and 2015. Believing that sustainability is a journey shaped by countless small and big experiences, ongoing learning and improvement, Banque Libano-Française took in 2018 its reporting to a new level by preparing its 2016-2017 Report in accordance with the Glob...
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The River of Shame Liban Lait: When Nutrition  Becomes Poisonous

The River of Shame Liban Lait: When Nutrition Becomes Poisonous

Over the last decade we have become increasingly alarmed at the amount of chemical waste and rubbish in water streams globally. The quality of natural water in rivers, lakes and reservoirs and below the ground surface depends on a number of interrelated factors. Unfortunately, factories use water from rivers to power or to cool down machinery, with dirty water containing chemicals returning back to the river in such high concentrations eventually...
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