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Greentown Labs & BASF start circularity challenge to pursue ideas for a circular economy

(BASF SE) Greentown Labs, the largest cleantech startup incubator in North America, and BASF, one of the world’s leading chemical companies, are accepting applications for its Circularity Challenge, a six-month accelerator program. Greentown Labs and BASF are seeking ideas from startups with a proof of concept solution to disrupt the plastics, energy storage and recycling value chains to enable a circular economy. This program is supported by Stanley Black & Decker, a leading global diversified industrial.

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GEOPOLITICS: U.S. backs G-20 plastics deal, but climate split persists

The United States and Japan joined 18 other countries yesterday in backing the creation of a new international “framework” to curb ocean plastics after rejecting a stronger Canadian proposal on the same topic last year.