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Overview of the development and changes in waste legislation in Slovakia

19. 11. 2021 Short summary of information on Slovakia´s deposit system operational from 1.1.2022

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Circular Monday and great discounts. What is happening the 22nd November 2021

16. 11. 2021 Circular Monday is the anti-waste day par excellence, it is the shopping day dedicated to circular consumption and economy, the new way of consuming fabrications thanks to processes of repairing, upcycling, redesigning, recycling, renting and sharing.

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Three platforms, three perspectives and three steps closer to realizing the principles of the Closed Circuit Economy

20. 10. 2021 What do the Cyrkl, Deko Eko, and Too Good To Go platforms have in common? What regulatory, market and mental barriers do companies have to face and how do they contribute to reducing the amount of waste going to landfills or to the environment?

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Textile and circularity 2nd part - Fast fashion all around us

27. 9. 2021 It is a cheap, fast, easily available, unethically based production of clothing. The production of fast fashion consumes an enormous amount of water, chemicals and synthetic material. As a result, the textile industry ranks second among the biggest polluters of the environment.

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Textile and circularity 1st part - Thousands of liters of water per shirt

31. 8. 2021 2500 liters of water are used per t-shirt. In the Czech Republic, over 200,000 tons of textiles are thrown away every year. Here is the first part of a series about textile waste and the possibilities of its recycling.

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The topic of environmental protection is a priority for young generations, companies must adopt credible climate commitments

26. 8. 2021 Addressing the climate change and environmental protection continue to be a priority for young generations. This trend creates pressure on companies which have to adopt sustainable solutions. However, it is not always clear who is to be responsible for the green transformation in companies – one of the favourites is surprisingly the legal department. However, transformation is not easy, and it is necessary to know how to set credible climate commitments and abstain from mere greenwashing. One of the ways is better cooperation and mutual support between individual sectors and companies.

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The EU has further specified the new rules for combatting the negative environmental impacts of single-use plastics

18. 8. 2021 As the bans on single-use plastics start to take effect, the European Commission has issued guidelines clarifying the problematic aspects of this brand-new regulation. The pressing nature of the situation regarding plastics is confirmed by the European Environment Agency, which has published a report explaining that plastics are not only a problem of pollution, but also a problem of climate change. Their carbon footprint is too high and therefore in conflict with the zero-emission economy strategy. The textile industry accounts for a significant share of plastics use and will therefore be subject to fundamental legislative changes.

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Constructing the future? Why we need a revolution in the construction industry and how it can succeed

6. 8. 2021 The climate crisis is omnipresent - we hear about rising CO2 emissions in the news, read reports on species extinction and experience extreme weather events first-hand.

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Upcycling with Cyrkl? That’s also possible!

6. 8. 2021 Already more than 6500 companies operate through Cyrkl in different European countries, creating local and global forms of cooperation. Different categories of materials, waste and by-products are exchanged in order to be recycled or reused in new production processes. Although the main reasons for buying high quality secondary raw materials are often the potential monetary savings and emission savings that companies might have instead of buying virgin raw materials, sometimes materials have been exchanged for more creative purposes, having unexpected destinations even for us.

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It's a wrap! Looking back at the CLIMATE TRANSFORMATION SUMMIT 2021

7. 7. 2021 This year's CLIMATE TRANSFORMATION SUMMIT 2021 took place on 10 and 11 June and Cyrkl was right in the middle of it! The online summit was a great success with over 600 participants, 50 experts and 50 solution providers and a diverse programme. The motto "From climate goals to implementation!" was discussed many times through presentations, short pitches, fireside chats and personal conversations and has produced countless best practices and strengthened networks.

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