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Circling the Economy but missing the target

Circling the Economy but missing the target
EUROPE -
In June the Brussels bureaucrats issued their grand vision and adopted its Communication "Towards a circular economy: a zero waste programme for Europe" to establish a common and coherent EU framework to promote the circular economy with the objective being ‘zero-waste”. Underwhelmed by the proposals, Stuart Hoggard explores what the Circular Economy will mean.

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Bringing production back home as China becomes more expensive

China becomes more expensive for packaging production
ASIA -
In recent years major multinational Fast Moving Consumer Goods manufacturers have focused on Asian alternatives to production in China, in particular the ‘China Plus One’ policies particularly in Vietnam and Indonesia. There is a third alternative which is gaining traction in the USA and UK. It’s called Reshoring - the opposite of Offshoring - bringing production back home. However, it’s not without its problems, as Stuart Hoggard discusses.

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