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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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Case study: A basic scan revealed financial savings of 76 thousand euro per year and 313 tons of CO2 per year at SumiRiko

7. 7. 2021 The Japanese company SumiRiko is engaged in the production of rubber products, which it supplies to many world car manufacturers, such as VW, AUDI, ŠKODA, BMW, MERCEDES - BENZ and others.

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(EN) Guideline for reducing emissions and benefiting from waste: The 6 steps towards circular waste management

4. 5. 2021 Six simple steps can lead to a change in waste management in a company and towards sustainability, ecology and significant financial savings. This is the main content of the Cyrkl White Paper. It is free to download and contains valuable information by corporate environmentalists as a guide to reduce CO2 emissions and increase savings.

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Trust, but check: How to create a secure offer?

17. 2. 2021 The sale of waste or secondary raw materials is a basic function of the Cyrkl platform. Do you know how to create an unrivaled and above all safe offer? And what not to forget?

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Circular Economy – Investing in a future for Europe

19. 1. 2021 Circular material flows are not only better for the environment than linear models, but also hold many advantages for the economy and companies. Laura Beyeler explains exactly which ones and what companies should look out for when implementing circularity. She is a doctoral candidate at the TU Berlin researching circular economy and sufficiency strategies and is a part-time consultant at Who is Nik. Projektlabor GmbH.

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