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The "right to repair" movement advocates for the rights of end users' ability to freely repair or service electronics they own without any restrictions. A major goal of this movement is to alleviate throwaway culture resulting from devices which are difficult to repair by requiring manufacturers to make device parts and repair instructions readily available to the public (Source).
Circular Innovation CouncilCircular Innovation Council believes solutions for greater resource efficiency is to advance the circular economy, which decouples economic activity from production and consumption of finite resources.
The Ocean CleanupThe Ocean Cleanup, a non-profit organization, is developing and scaling technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic.
Zero Waste Community Event ToolkitThe actions, tips and tools presented in this toolkit were developed based, in part, on an extensive review of best practices from events around the world. This toolkit has been organized to target waste at the three key stages of your event process – planning the event, during the event, and post-event. The toolkit provides information and tips on topics such as planning, volunteers, contracting, working with vendors and event suppliers.
Global analysis of health care waste in the context of COVID-19 (WHO)Globally, safe waste management services for healthcare waste are lacking, especially in least developed countries. The latest available data (from 2019) indicate that 1 in 3 healthcare facilities globally do not safely manage healthcare waste. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to large increases in healthcare waste, straining under resourced healthcare facilities and exacerbating environmental impacts from solid waste. This report quantifies the additional COVID-19 healthcare waste generated, describes current healthcare waste management systems and their deficiencies, and summarizes emerging best practices and solutions to reduce the impact of waste on human and environmental health. The recommendations included in the report build on actions in the WHO manifesto for a healthy recovery from COVID-19: prescriptions and actionables for a healthy and green recovery. They target the global, national and facility levels to promote a “win–win” scenario for COVID-19 PPE use, testing and vaccinations that are safe and support environmental sustainability.