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Stijn van Ewijk

Stijn van Ewijk

Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University
I am a Postdoctoral Associate at the Center for Industrial Ecology at Yale University. My work is at the intersection of industrial ecology and sustainability transitions, with a focus on engineering and public policy for waste management and the circular economy.

Why we'll still need waste in a circular economy

Jun 21, 2020 11:27 am UTC| Economy

Every year, we buy 30 billion tonnes of stuff, from pizza boxes to family homes. We throw out or demolish 13 billion tonnes of it as waste about 2 tonnes per person. A third of what we discard was bought the same year....

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Economy

Ben & Jerry's sues Unilever to stop the sale of its biz in Israel

Ben Jerrys, the popular ice cream brand, has brought its parent company, Unilever, to court in an attempt to stop the sale of its business in Israel. The British consumer goods company headquartered in London previously...

Juul’s e-cigarette sales ban temporarily suspended by the FDA

Juul, the American electronic cigarette company, was previously banned from selling its products by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) due to public health-related issues. However, more than two weeks after the...

Netflix, ‘Stranger Things’ Duffer brothers to form a new production company

Netflix is making new moves to boost its offerings to its subscribers around the world. It was revealed that it will be producing more content based on one of its most popular productions, Stranger Things. As part of...

Asiana Airlines launches its own Asiana Hoppy Lager craft beer

Asiana Airlines debuted its own craft beer that it has named the Asiana Hoppy Lager. The airline offers the alcoholic beverage to its passengers, and people can also buy them at the CU convenience stores in South...

Subway announces major makeover for its restaurants' menu

Subway is upgrading its restaurant by introducing a new menu lineup. The move is part of the sandwich companys makeover, which is its most extensive one to date. As per CNN Business, this revamp is so far the largest in...

Politics

US VP Kamala Harris visits Highland Park following mass shooting

The United States has faced another mass shooting during its fourth of July celebrations this week. Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to Highland Park in Illinois, where the latest mass shooting took place. Harris...

UK PM Boris Johnson under pressure following resignations of ministers

The United Kingdoms Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now under heavy scrutiny following the large number of government resignations that were announced as of late. Reports have revealed that a group of Johnsons cabinet...

South Korea: Yoon Suk-yeol orders military to issue stern response to provocations from North Korea

Tensions remain high in the Korean peninsula following the multiple weapons tests that North Korea has carried out so far this year. South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol has warned that Seoul will issue a stern response...

Joe Biden condemns 'senseless' Highland Park shooting

As the United States celebrated the fourth of July, marking the nations independence, the country also experienced another mass shooting take place. President Joe Biden condemned the mass shooting that took place shortly...

Science

New S. Korean technology repairs car scratches through sunlight exposure

The Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology has developed a new self-healing coating material that repairs car surface scratches through sunlight exposure. To change their chemical properties and make high...

A new farming proposal to reduce carbon emissions involves a lot of trust – and a lot of uncertainty

After decades of avoiding inclusion in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), New Zealands primary production sector has begrudgingly acknowledged that reducing on-farm emissions of greenhouse gases is an...

Sea lettuce used as cow feed may lower marine ecosystem threat

A joint study conducted by a local feed manufacturer and Konkuk University showed that cows fed with a newly developed feed containing sea lettuce emitted 28 percent less methane gas than those who werent. Cows fed sea...

S. Korean scientists develop robot skin that senses tactile stimuli, self heals

A research team from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has developed a robot skin that can sense external tactile stimuli and recover from injury when damaged. The newly developed robot skin...

Absolut enlists startup's help in developing fiber-based bottle cap

The Absolut Company is enlisting the help of Swedish start-up Blue Ocean Closures in developing a fiber-based closure cap for its Absolut Vodka bottle. The caps design uses a combination of sustainably sourced FSC fiber...

Technology

More ‘Diablo Immortal’ players are not spending money on the game, Blizzard says

Diablo Immortal was the first-ever title of the franchise to be released on mobile devices, but its launch was not without controversy. Blizzard faced criticisms early on as some players complained the free-to-play game...

Apple announces Lockdown Mode in bid to prevent another Pegasus spyware fiasco

Apples Worldwide Developers Conference has concluded for weeks, but the tech giant announced one more important feature coming to its operating system updates later this year. The iPhone maker confirmed it is working on...

Ubisoft to finally reveal new ‘Skull and Bones’ gameplay preview

After weeks of leaks and new game ratings, Ubisoft will finally release a new teaser for Skull and Bones. An event has been announced for this week, where fans are getting a new look at its gameplay. Ubisoft unveiled...

Coca-Cola to launch Pride Series NFTs

Coca-Cola will be launching 136 Pride series NFTs in collaboration with designer and advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights, Rich Mnisi. Some of the NFTs are already listed on OpenSea. The Coca-Cola Pride Series NFTs have a...
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