Nova School of Business & Economics (Nova SBE) recently signed the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s global commitment, which gathers together companies, governments, and organizations on behalf of a “new plastics economy” whereby plastics shall never become pollution.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is a well-known charity that intends to inspire the present generation to rethink and rebuild the future through the circular economy. The “New Plastics Economy Global Commitment” outlines common goals to deal with plastic waste and pollution. There are three main dimensions to this initiative: to eliminate all unnecessary plastic items; to innovate to ensure that 100 % of plastics are reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025; and to create a circular economy to increase the amount of reused and recycled plastic.
Over 400 entities, from all around the world, have signed this commitment including governments, academic and research organizations, financial and industrial organizations, and consulting institutions, NGOs, and related entities.
Nova SBE became the second Portuguese school and the second school on the Financial Times ranking and one of the few organizations with a pilot project for a mandatory container deposit scheme to pledge its commitment to this global initiative.
This action is just one aspect of Nova SBE’s sustainability efforts, which have been growing in projects and measures in line with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, and with European and national campaigns towards a circular economy.
To learn more and become involved in the project, please see our Spring 2019 report.
Visit the official page to find out which organizations have signed this global commitment.