8 inspiring innovations tackling plastic pollution

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Poonam Watine, Knowledge Specialist, GPAP, World Economic Forum Geneva The Global Plastic Innovation Network unveils its second cohort of geographically diverse innovators tackling plastic pollution, of which 50% are female-led. The bold innovations offer key solutions to tackling […]

Our waste is valuable: how one company is creating a circular economy for plastics

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jean-Marc Ollagnier, CEO, Accenture in Europe & Jeremy Jurgens, Managing Director, World Economic Forum Just 9% of the world’s plastics waste is recycled, yet plastics have a wide range of applications – from packaging to cars and textiles. […]

Which priorities should a global plastic pollution treaty focus on? 5 leaders weigh in

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kristin Hughes, Director, Global Plastic Action Partnership, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva The United Nations Environment Assembly made history in March 2022, by adopting a resolution setting up the path to a legally binding […]

These innovations are pulling plastic pollution out of rivers to stop it reaching our ocean. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Torkington, Senior Writer, Formative Content Over 90% of the plastic waste in our oceans is discharged by just 10 rivers. Small, innovative businesses are deploying low-cost, low-tech solutions to capture plastic from rivers. The projects are easy […]

It’s time to shift to net-zero emissions plastics

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Markus Steilemann, Chief Executive Officer, Covestro Plastics play a big role in daily life – and in the technology that will power the green transition. But they’re made from fossil fuel, and this accounts for 4-8% of global […]

This start-up can turn dirty nappies into sustainable plastics

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content About 2 billion tons of household waste is generated a year. Almost 70% of it is sent to landfill or openly dumped. Tel Aviv company UBQ can recycle household garbage into reusable […]

We can use plastics to change the world for the better

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lesley Van Staveren, Co-founding director, ReGen Plastics Plastic is often referred to as a material that needs to be eradicated. There is no doubt that the way we use plastics and our understanding of it as a resource […]

Microplastics have spread right to the sea bed, study finds

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content Microplastics are pervasive from the surface to the seafloor and are probably entering the food chain. That’s the conclusion of a new study of plastic debris measuring less than 5 millimeters across carried […]