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How is Telstra leading the way on electronics recycling? | FM Magazine

How is Telstra leading the way on electronics recycling? | FM Magazine | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Telstra has a unique opportunity to lead the way in stewarding retired electronics, and providing solutions to e-waste, launching a refreshed and renewed commitment to address the growing problem of e-waste in a more holistic and coordinated manner.

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Great to see Tesla encouraging electronics recycling throughout its supply chain.

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Phoenix Teams Up with Recyclebank to Tackle Waste and Recycling Goals 

Phoenix Teams Up with Recyclebank to Tackle Waste and Recycling Goals  | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The City of Phoenix, AZ and Recyclebank, a company that pioneered and patented an education and incentives platform to help cities encourage residents to make sustainable purchasing and disposal habits, formally announced today that they will be teaming up to amplify the city’s “Reimagine Phoenix” initiative, a program aimed at diverting 40 percent of the city’s waste from landfills by 2020.
EcoVadis's insight:

Over 1.5 million residents in Phoenix will be educated to reduce, reuse, recycle and reconsider eco-friendly consumption choices. Are your products adapted to this growing need?

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Adding Value, Sustainability to the Supply Chain by Recycling the Unrecyclable | Sustainable Brands

Adding Value, Sustainability to the Supply Chain by Recycling the Unrecyclable | Sustainable Brands | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Henkel is changing the trajectory of its industrial waste materials from conventional, linear disposal towards a circular solution, providing consumers a new recycling option for industrial materials typically considered non-recyclable.

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Great to see our client Henkel undertaking such an extensive recycling initiative

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Electronic waste in Asia is piling up

Electronic waste in Asia is piling up | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
A recent study issued by the United Nations University’s Sustainable Cycles programme (UNU) indicates that the amount of e-waste in Asia has risen by 63 percent in the last five years. In China, the generation of e-waste more than doubled between 2010 and 2015, with Hebei, Hunan, Guangdong and Jiangxi Provinces being the most prominent.
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Proper disposal is critical and requires support from all stakeholders - how are you dealing with e-waste?

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P&G launches world's first recyclable shampoo bottle made with beach plastic

P&G launches world's first recyclable shampoo bottle made with beach plastic | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
P&G says its move to increase the amount of post-consumer plastic in its production is part of an effort to establish a “unique supply chain” that will rely on thousands of volunteers and hundreds of non-government organisations to collect plastic waste from beaches. 
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It is one of a series of high-profile moves by global manufacturers to use plastic in a more sustainable way. How are you dealing with plastics in your supply chain?

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