Case Studies

New Deal for Nature

This film, produced by WWF and CBD, has been presented at the UN 14th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP14) that is taking place in Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt from the 17 – 29 November 2018.

«Countries are in the process of negotiating a new global biodiversity framework through the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which has been called a “New Deal for Nature.” This pact, expected to be agreed in Beijing in late 2020, will lay out the global strategy for protecting nature through 2030. Conservation International will contribute our expertise to this process, to ensure the recognition of the value of nature for all aspects of human well-being.

Conservation International believes that the new global biodiversity framework should ensure the protection and sustainable management of the natural areas that are essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. If governments take steps to identify and protect the nature that is necessary to achieve these climate and development outcomes, we stand a chance at creating a world where the needs of humans and nature are both addressed.»



Cigarette butts are one of the most common kinds of litter, found everywhere from land to waterways. The tobacco and paper in them will break down, so those can be composted. But the filters contain a plastic, and that can take years to decompose. Yet if the butts are carefully processed, the cellulose acetate can be used to make things such as park benches and pallets. Recycling companies like TerraCycle are also refining their processing methods to create higher-end plastic products.
« TerraCycle is an innovative recycling company that has become a global leader in recycling hard-to-recycle materials.
Whether it’s coffee capsules from your home, pens from a school, or plastic gloves from a manufacturing facility, TerraCycle can collect and recycle almost any form of waste. »


« You see chewing gum everywhere when you walk around the streets of the capital and it costs UK councils around fifty million pounds each year to clean up. One London designer has come up with an idea to collect what we chew and turn it into useful objects. »
« Gumdrop Ltd was founded by Anna Bullus in 2009 to tackle the global problem of chewing gum litter. Gumdrop Ltd is the first company in the world to recycle and process chewing gum into a range of new compounds that can be used in the rubber and plastics industry.
Gumdrop Ltd also collaborate with manufacturers and companies globally to make products from recycled and processed chewing gum. With Gumdrop’s help, recycled and processed chewing gum can become a vast number of things from wellington boots, to mobile phone covers, stationary, packaging and much more. »