August 24, 2016

A new report suggests that businesses and governments could help save lives and create jobs by adopting a circular economy approach to waste management. The report highlights different case studies that demonstrate how waste-to-energy and resource efficiency initiatives have improved standards of living, and builds on the findings of previous studies that have outlined the social, economic and environmental benefits of transitioning to circular models.

The average American emits 17 tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year just by going about their daily life — breathing, blow-drying their hair, cooking, and so on. For most people, it is impossible to reduce this figure to zero. So what are we to do? Enter Cool Effect and its “Coollection” of projects. Touted as a “first-of-its-kind, best-of-breed carbon-cutting solution to climate change,” Cool Effect’s platform allows individuals to easily buy carbon credits and offset their personal emissions.