Circular economy

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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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New recovery plan to transform the industry and move it towards a digital green model

On April 14 and 15, the Packaging Cluster attended the European Forum for Science, Technology and Innovation, Transfiere 2021, to learn first-hand about the innovations that mark the forefront of knowledge and research The day before, on March 13, the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan of...
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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...