New opportunities for entrepreneurs in the circular economy are coming out of turning waste into wealth. A compendium of business models is being adopted by curricula in 19 universities in Asia, Europe and Africa.
Latest reports by WHO on microplastics and World Bank on water pollution reveal knowledge gaps on potential harm caused by microplastics in drinking water, and dangers posed by other forms of water pollution. IWMI/WLE's reactions were featured in global media.
The CGIAR Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC) recently launched 'Agriculture & Food Systems to 2050 - Global Trends, Challenges and Opportunities.' The foresight report explores the pressures on the global agri-food system between now and 2050.
Much of the developing world, including Sri Lanka, is facing an organic waste challenge, but the right economic incentives and business models can help turn waste into food and energy, WLE/IWMI told a recent business forum in Colombo.
WLE contributed to a new report by the FAO and IWMI showing water pollution from unsustainable agricultural practices poses a serious risk to human health and the planet's ecosystems, a problem often underestimated by policy-makers and farmers.