Circular economy

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New European Bauhaus aims to bring the EU Green Deal to life

The New European Bauhaus initiative connects the European Green Deal to living spaces, calling on Europeans to build a sustainable and inclusive future. It will bring a cultural aspect to the Green Deal, aiming to demonstrate how sustainable innovation can positively impact daily life. In this...
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New resources available under Science for Environment Policy

Does your company work in Circular Economy or Resource Efficiency? New resources are available for you to explore under the Science for Environment Policy (SfEP)! The SfEP is a free news and information service, aiming to help stakeholders and policy-makers stay informed with the latest...
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Four COSME projects help to make fashion more sustainable

The fashion industry can play a big role in reaching the objective of climate neutrality by 2050. In this context, the European Commission is committed to supporting a more sustainable industry. There are huge opportunities for businesses in the fashion industry; five million people are directly...
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European Green Deal to transform economy and society

Achieving a reduction of at least 55% in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 is crucial to Europe becoming the world's first climate-neutral continent and making the European Green Deal a reality. The European Commission has presented new legislation to deliver on the targets agreed in the European...
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Basque Country supports innovation and the circular economy

The second challenge of the Basque Country Circular Economy Strategy 2030 focuses on innovation through materials, processes, and products. Innovation allows the challenges established in European policy instruments to be converted into business opportunities. 36 new innovative projects in the...
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DigiCirc tools for SMEs

DigCirc brings companies together with the goal of making the economy more sustainable. Supported by the EU, the project includes clusters, business experts, circular professors, tech developers, consultants, and designers. As well as open calls, an accelerator programme, and events, the DigiCirc...
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Circular Economy in Textiles: Examples from Denmark

In the meeting on 2 March, the European Alliance Against Coronavirus travelled virtually to Denmark to talk about circular economy and examples from the textile ecosystem. Betina Simonsen, Lifestyle & Design Cluster​, presented the cluster activities to support and implement circular economy...
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How can plastics be more sustainable?

Thanks to their versatility, plastics have become key materials in strategic sectors such as packaging, building and construction, transportation, renewable energy, medical devices, and even sport products. There are about 60,000 European companies in the plastics industry, mainly SMEs, employing...
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THE LINK BETWEEN GRAPE WASTE AND PIGS HEALTH

Poliapig is a project that investigates in a circular economy approach that links the wine industry with pig farming sector. Grape pomace contains grape skins, seeds and stems, which are left over once the grapes have been pressed and used after wine production. It takes about 1,5 kilograms of...

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Waste from the agri-food industry will be the raw material for compostable packaging thanks to a new project

Companies from the agri-food and packaging sector ―Ametller Origen, Delafruit, Coberagelab, Samtack and Gráficas Salaet―, business links such as the Zona Franca Consortium and Mercabarna, a research center of the UdG and IRTA, join forces in the Foodwaste project for Foodpack, which promotes and...
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IFLEX promotes an innovative reprint service in Catalonia with the aim of boosting the circular economy

The recent tetrabrik Reprint Reprint project will allow the reuse of obsolete printed reels, reducing waste generated by production errors or other needs to update graphic information. The Girona-based company IFLEX has carried out modifications to the machinery in order to offer the reprint service...
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Entrepreneurship and innovation to accelerate the achievement of the SDGs. 2nd session of the series

The second session of the EiA series of conferences on entrepreneurship and innovation to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals is coming up. The session will be held on June 28, 14:00 - 15:00 GMT. The topic for the session is innovation and entrepreneurship driven by needs...