| The East African Community (EAC) member nations have agreed to form a Regional E-waste Management Committee to tackle growing e-waste in the region. The Regional E-waste Management Committee will comprise of six nations- Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and South Sudan.
| A new report titled ‘Virtuous Circle’ suggests that businesses and governments can work in tandem to attain sustainability goals by adopting circular economy approach to waste management which will benefit the society at large and also create employment opportunities.
| A new report titled “Observing Trends from VC Investment Activities to Material Recycling Fields” from Lux Research states that material recycling innovations received a total funding of $668 million from 2011 through Q1-FY2016, for “circular economy” technologies, capturing 69% share that accounted for 65% of the total 155 deals.
| Manufacturers are becoming increasingly concerned about the rising costs of product manufacturing – particularly those associated with the end-of-life disposal of these products. A statement by Hermann Erdman, CEO of REDISA (Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa).