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Asia’s biggest funding opportunity for sustainable solutions offers up to S$1m and more for clean energy & circular economy solutions

Singapore—The Liveability Challenge on 10th January launched a global call for innovative clean energy and circular economy solutions for cities in the tropics, dangling Asia’s biggest prize for sustainability solutions with up to S$1 million in project development funds, as well as exclusive crowdfunding campaigns and mentorship opportunities up for grabs. The global call for submissions will close on 5 April 2019, 11:59pm (GMT+8) Singapore time. The need for […]
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The initiative is due to launch in May and will accept packaging from any drinks brand or packaging producer

UK’s first nationwide recycling scheme for plastic six pack rings unveiled

Plastic six pack ring producer Hi-Cone has partnered with recycling firm TerraCycle to launch the UK’s first national recycling scheme for the packaging. The initiative is due to launch in May and will accept packaging from any drinks brand or packaging producer Under the scheme, TerraCycle has developed a method of recycling the six pack rings, […]
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HP pledges to make all printed pages ‘forest positive’

HP will help customers transition to a low-carbon and resource-efficient future, after pledging that every page printed using an HP printer will be “forest positive”. The company’s entire paper-based product packaging is currently on track to reach zero deforestation by 2020 HP’s new pledge will aim to ensure that pages printed using HP printers aren’t […]
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Under the scheme, packaging from all crisp brands are accepted for reprocessing

Walkers collects 500,000 crisp packets in recycling scheme

Walkers has posted the first update on its nationwide crisp packet recycling scheme, revealing that more than 500,000 packets have been collected since its launch in December 2018. Under the scheme, packaging from all crisp brands are accepted for reprocessing Under the scheme, PepsiCo subsidiary Walkers and recycling firm TerraCycle worked collaboratively to develop a […]
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Are bioenergy facilities the solution to the growing garbage problem?

Have you ever heard of bioenergy? Or, have you ever wondered where your garbage goes once you throw it out? For many people — especially Americans — once their trash leaves the house, there is no more thought about where it goes or what happens to it. As soon as a sanitation worker picks up […]
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World Bank Helps Bangladesh Expand Renewable Energy

The World Bank has approved $185 million to add up to 310 MW in renewable energy generation capacity in Bangladesh and mobilize private sector participation to meet the growing demand for electricity in the country. The Scaling-up Renewable Energy Project will increase installed capacity of renewables through piloting and expanding investments in key market segments. It will build the first […]
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AeroRoots wants to transform Nepal’s agriculture by farming in the air

We want to be able to grow Himalayan herbs in the Terai and Terai vegetables in the Himalayas,” claims Rana. In 2017, Rana and Singh designed a system with over 150 plants and put it at Rana’s house. “At that point, we were in a hit and trial process. We didn’t know if our system […]
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Trader Joe’s Reduces Plastic Packaging Following Consumer Pressure

Trader Joe’s outlined a new sustainability framework for plastic packaging late last year following pressure from consumers to reduce waste. Now the grocery store chain is making more changes at their stores, according to SFGate. Customers had criticized the retailer for overuse of plastic packaging, particularly for produce, Alix Martichoux reported for SFGate. One petition on […]
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Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel peace prize

Greta Thunberg, the founder of the Youth Strike for Climate movement, has been nominated for the Nobel peace prize, just before the biggest day yet of global action. Thunberg began a solo protest in Sweden in August but has since inspired students around the globe. Strikes are expected in 1,659 towns and cities in 105 countries on Friday, involving hundreds […]
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Students around the world join climate strike on March 15

On Friday, March 15, tens of thousands of high school and middle school students in more than 70 countries plan to walk out of their classrooms and protest at town and city halls. Young people are uniting around the world in a coordinated demand for their leaders to take radical action to curb greenhouse gas emissions and slow down […]
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Water pollution inspires the Lake Erie Bill of Rights to improve water quality

Residents of Toledo are fighting back against water pollution in Lake Erie. Residents in the Ohio town voted on a Lake Erie Bill of Rights to help protect the lake from human waste, a move that has been criticized by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). The piece of legislation, dubbed LEBOR, basically gives the […]
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Norway Set to Divest $1 Trillion Wealth Fund From Oil & Gas Exploration Companies

The beginning of the end of the age of oil moved a step closer Friday, with Norway’s government recommending that its $1 trillion wealth fund should divest from upstream oil and gas producers. The news that the world’s largest wealth fund, known as the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), which is highly influential just by […]
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