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For the love of phosphorus: presentation in Swedish

This presentation comes from the “Future day” seminar arranged by waste handler Ragnsells.

It covers why phosphorus requires to be treated as a special case in the circular economy, indeed in a circular economy culture. And gives a few ideas how to do that – mentioning the acute need to do something about the Baltic Sea.

Slides can be downloaded here. RAGNSELLS1

To learn more about the circular economy see the online courses available here http://circleeconomy.tssef.se

 

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Opinion: Put a price on phosphorus now and drive circularity

Stephen Hinton 2016

Photo: Maj-Lis Koivisto

In My Humble Opinion:

Put a price on phosphorus now to create a circular economy before it is too late

I’ve been thinking about some interesting feedback on food prices. At a recent meeting, I presented my case: dividend-bearing import surcharges on scarce substances can encourage reuse and recycling. The received opinion is that that anything that makes food more expensive cannot be done. And shouldn’t. Read More…

Taking part in European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform

Stephen Hinton will represent the Swedish Sustainable Economy Foundation as panel member at the event:

Policies and tools for the bio-nutrient circular economy
Brussels, Wednesday 2nd December

The event will focus on proposals for actions for policies around waste disposal constraints, targets, CAP incentives, natural capital accounting, externalities, dynamic standards, fiscal tax shift etc

And cover topics such as

  •  obstacles in regulation, application
  • innovation and value chain collaboration
  • changing economic imbalance between raw materials and recycling
  • tax shift
  • policy tools
  • job creation, farmer’s incomes

Read more about the Platform here

The challenge of phosphorus

This video explains the essential science of phosphorus and how understanding the role of phosphorus in agriculture and waste handling will give you the basics of sustainability. Read More…