Circular economy

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Packaging Cluster boosts and presents 8 projects to promote the circular economy

A total of 21 entities and companies have participated directly in the preparation of the proposals, with a total budget of about half a million euros Last Friday, the deadline for submitting the 2020 call for the promotion of circular economy projects of the Agència de Residus de Catalunya closed...
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CIRCULAR PACK: promoting circularity in food packaging

The Foodservice Cluster and the Packaging Cluster, with the support of the eco-innovation study inèdit, are launching Circular Pack a collaborative initiative to create a decalogue of circularity for food packaging. This decalogue aims to help companies in the agri-food and packaging value chain to...
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Circular economy is the model of the future - Timmermans

A sustainalble circular economy is the way forward for Europe as it seeks to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, European Commission Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans has said. The Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal was speaking on the first day of the Circular Economy...
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Join the CircLean network to help implement and promote industrial symbiosis

Clusters, cluster networks and SMEs are among the bodies being sought to join the Circlean European Network of businesses and SMEs for Industrial Symbiosis. Technopolis Group, together with a consortium of partners composed of Trinomics, Industrial Synergies and Arctik, is implementing the CircLean...
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Commission reveals plans to make Europe's raw materials supply more secure and sustainable

The European Commission (EC) has unveiled an Action Plan on Critical Raw Materials and a foresight study on critical raw materials for strategic technologies and sectors from the 2030 and 2050 perspectives. The action plan looks at the current and future challenges and proposes actions to reduce...
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Survey: Clusters in the circular economy

Last year Cluster Excellence Denmark published the booklet 'Clusters in the Circular Economy', which focused on the role of clusters in circular transformation. Since then, however, COVID-19 has had a major impact in all walks of life across the globe, including cluster ecosystems and the...
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Sustainable Manufacturing based on Circular Economy

Summary of the European Alliance Against Coronavirus Daily Webinar on 23 June 2020 According to the recent world policies, one of the key goals for future industrial production is guaranteeing the triple sustainability objective (e.g. environmental, economic and social). In this context, the...
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Scandinavian joint venture to recycle electric vehicle batteries

Swedish battery maker Northvolt and Hydro, the Norwegian aluminium supplier, have joined forces in a new venture to recyclie the batteries from electric vehicles. Hydro Volt aims to leverage the advanced Norwegian market for electric vehicles to secure a sustainable feed of battery materials...
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Low Carbon and Circular Economy Business Action in the Americas

What is the Low Carbon and Circular Economy Business Action in the Americas about? Objective: Help European businesses gain market access for their green technologies and services in the Americas Concretely, the aim is to support with technical assistance more than 230 business concepts between...
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Lombard inter-cluster collaboration in support to the transition towards Circular Economy

On May 5th Lombardy Region has officially approved The Lombardy Roadmap for Research and Innovation on Circular Economy which is providing a framework for the development of a sustainable, low carbon, resource efficient and competitive strategy for the transition to a more circular economy in the...
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Nordic Innovation Call for proposals: Circular Cities & New Circular Solutions

Deadline: 21 April 2020 at 13.00 CET The Nordic Innovation call for proposals Circular Cities & New Circular Solutions is Nordic Innovation's two-fold effort to challenge Nordic cities, companies, public bodies, industries, NGOs and other stakeholders to team up for new high-impact projects and to...
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New Circular Economy Action Plan supports a green future for Europe through the circular economy transition

A new Circular Economy Action Plan was adopted by the European Commission on 11 March as part of a policy package to support European industry and the European Green Deal. The Action Plan aims to make the European economy fit for a green future, strengthen competitiveness while protecting the...