Month: April 2021

Circular economy and climate change: what’s the underlying thread?

Recently, we all have witnessed that the concepts of circular economy and climate change have started to make their way in the current talks in combination with each other, in the definition of what would be the preliminary conditions for a successful strategy to move out of the current crisis and avoid the potential threat of its consequences. Those that at first seem to be two separate and stand-alone aspects…

A new LOOPS – a new step closer to our common destination

It’s been more than three months since we streamed live our first episode of Loops and it keeps on going at full force. Yesterday, on the 22nd of April, our fifth episode of Loops took place, and another side of the multifaceted innovation was unveiled. What we brought in the spotlight this time, was the current situation of composite materials and the innovative approaches that are being produced to move…

The textile wears innovation – a trip to the discovery of REACT and NEW COTTON

We’ve all become quite familiar with what LOOPS represents to us. And every episode is an occasion to catch up with the avant-garde research to gain a few insights into what is going on in the world of innovation. Episode #4 of LOOPS features a discussion about one of the largest sectors in the world in which both consumers and producers are equally protagonists – the industry of textiles. Behind…

Quality labelling: a weapon to direct our consumption patterns towards circularity

Society and businesses are starting to realise that the resources, needed for making commercial products, are not infinite. The value of resources is still being addressed as a ‘take-make-waste’ focus, which is also a synonym for a ‘linear economy’. Powerful to establish a circular economy in the EU, the transition must be enhanced in each different product market. Meaning no industries or products can be left behind in the transition…

Part II – Policy Lab with stakeholders: what has been unearthed?

How can we make sure that the transition towards a circular economy in Europe is as effective as possible? How do we ensure that this transition will also be a just process throughout all the member states of the EU?  Our Policy Lab is one way of ensuring the matter! The week after our first workshop session for Regions, Veltha invited private stakeholders such as researchers, consultants, associations etc. to discuss…