UN: ‘Plastic pollution can be cut by 80% by 2040 with collaboration’

Shifting to a circular economy would also bring economic benefits, with the UNEP claiming that $1.2tn would be saved

Primark releases first circular collection

The cotton used is from farmers that have been trained to use less water, chemical fertilisers and pesticides – with a focus on recycling

New South African low carbon projects join UK’s Climate Finance Accelerator

The 15 projects across the energy, transportation, circular economy and water sectors will receive tailored capacity building to help them attract investment

Finnish start-up Cactos raises €2.5m for second-life Tesla batteries

It has developed a way to give old Tesla batteries new life by turning them into smart energy storage units

Vodafone and WWF partner to recycle mobile phones and cut emissions

The new ‘one million phones for the planet’ programme aims to support a circular economy and Vodafone’s 2040 net zero emissions goal

Masonite invests €5m in circular innovation fund

The venture capital fund is dedicated to advancing the circular economy by investing in growth-stage companies across North America, Europe and Asia

‘World’s first’ large scale plastic recycling plant set up in UK

It’s expected to process more than 20,000 tonnes of plastic waste in its first year alone

Food and drinks company PepsiCo issues $1.25bn green bond

Funding will be directed towards regenerative agriculture, decarbonisation and climate resilience within its operations and value chain and virgin plastic waste reduction

VW and Audi recycling EV batteries with new partnership

They have joined forces with a company set up by Tesla’s Co-Founder JB Straubel

Research for circular plastics economy offered £7m funding

The whole of the product lifecycle is in scope, from extraction and novel and conventional production, to maximising the longevity and value achieved while in use and to recycling and recovery at the end of life