Biodegradable plastic ‘false solution’ for ocean waste problem

Biodegradable plastic water bottles and shopping bags are a false solution to the ubiquitous problem of litter in the oceans, the UN’s top environmental scientist has warned. Most plastic is extremely durable, leading to large plastic debris and “microplastics” to spread via currents to oceans from the Arctic to the …

WBA publishes a new factsheet on the global potential of biomass by 2035

The World Bioenergy Association (WBA) is pleased to announce the release of the factsheet ‘Global biomass potential towards 2035’ – the ninth in the series of publications. This comes at the opportune time when world leaders are developing new renewable energy targets based on the climate agreement at COP21 in …

The First American City to Ban Plastic Water Bottles

Plastic pollution is one of the greatest burdens to the environment. Believe it or not, enough plastic is discarded every year to circle the globe four times. Even worse, it is estimated that 50 percent of the plastic on this planet is used only once before being thrown away. To …

Entrepreneurs Key to Circular Economy Success

Every year, the World Economic Forum (WEF) brings together the world’s business, economic and political leaders in Davos to discuss the challenges and future of the world economy. The theme for this year is Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Learning how humankind can benefit from this revolution while addressing its …

Waste Management & Recycling Exibition & Conference, 5th April 2016

Save the Planet Conference presented case studies on waste management and provided a closer look at the market potential in South-East Europe. It presented new technologies covering the whole process of waste management: treatment, transport, collection, disposal, recovery and recycling. The countries from the Region are facing numerous challenges to …