In order to achieve a transition to a more circular economy and society in general, the Rs help us: Reduce; Reuse; Recycle. However, Ichin Cheng in “Designing for the Circular Economy” says that these are not enough. In fact, twelve Rs are needed to fully achieve a circular society.
Decades of industrial pollution and overexploitation of fish stocks have largely affected the ocean’s ecological balance. As this is bad for the planet, NAMEPA suggests ways to businesses to reverse this situation. These include: reducing the carbon footprint; support ocean-friendly organizations; work for change; and educate your staff.
In 2019 the Port Authority will keep to the same course, further building a sustainable future for the port. In pursuit of this goal it is concentrating heavily on structural solutions to challenges such as mobility, the energy transition, digitisation and innovation.
More than half of Washington State Ferries’ 23-vessel fleet is scheduled to be retired by 2040. WSF Long Range Plan also focuses, for the first time, on green practises concerning its ferry fleet and being prepared for climate change and seismic events. According to Gov. Jay Inslee, the plan is based on electrifying the ferry fleet to reduce fuel use, emissions, noise and maintenance costs.
As part of its commitment to environmental performance, Japanese NYK announced it will receive 2 billion yen from Taiyo Life Insurance Company as a green loan to finance the construction of its first methanol-fueled chemical tanker at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. Ltd.
Technologies as Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain could help monitor the high seas aiming the preservation of the biological diversity of the world’s oceans, according to Reuters. Diplomats began negotiations, on September, on a legally binding treaty to protect oceans.
According to UN’s Environment report, almost 15% of the world’s terrestrial area is better safeguarded by conservation measures, as well as over 7% of the world’s oceans, ensuring the world is on track to meet important conservation aims, according to the latest Protected Planet Report.
According to a study conducted by Princeton and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, each year during the past quarter century, the world’s oceans have absorbed an amount of heat energy that is 150 times the energy humans produce as electricity annually. Researchers suggest that the strong ocean warning is caused because Earth is more sensitive to fossil-fuel emissions than previously thought.
During the UN Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species the participators did not agree for the protection of the blue shark, which is the most heavily fished shark globally. Blue Shark is listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as near threatened globally.
The circular plastics hub in the Port of Amsterdam is expanding as a new plastics recycling plant will be constructed. Namely, Plastic Recycling Amsterdam began construction of a plant this week. The plant will initially process 17,000 tonnes of plastics annually and prepare them to be reused.
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