Month: September 2021

Circular Economy: The Face of Rural Territories

Circular Economy is a consolidated theme in the EU agenda as well as in the agenda ofother regional and national institutions. Nonetheless, it has been less explored andimplemented in the mainly rural regions, even though the challenges these regions faceare crucial, especially those related with the agri-food sector. In rural communities, the main challenges are very deeply linked with the challengesfaced by the current agricultural system. Some of the main…

EU Bans and the Rise of Circular Economy From It

To tackle the global challenges facing the world, many solutions have been adopted. In thecurrent situation the world is facing with plastics, recycling them is not enough. The circulareconomy method of taking it back to the manufacturing of plastics is believed to be the bestmethod of decreasing the amount of plastic waste in Europe and abroad. EU banEuropean Union’s directive 2019 ban of single-use plastics as of the 3rd of…

Circularity Success Stories: How 3 European Cities Have Made Circular Governance a Reality

In 2015, the EU adopted its first ever Circular Economy Action Plan. Renewed in 2020, it is acornerstone of the European Green Deal, and a key building block of the 2050 climate neutralitygoal. However, while a circular Europe is a target we need to strive for, it is still far from being areality: for instance, the recycling rate of waste is an aggregate of 55% in the EU, and only…

The 2nd outcome of the Policy Lab has been officially released

We are pleased to announce that Veltha has issued the second publication of the Policy-lab 2.0 and it is now fully available online. A short reminder of what the Policy Lab represents The Policy Lab 2.0 sets itself as a follow-up project of the first version of the Policy Lab (SCREEN Lab from the H2020 SCREEN project), introduced in 2016 to enable EU-level and regional policymakers to mutually discuss the…

The Influence of Various Schools of Thought on Circular Economy

Circular Economics has attracted the attentions of policymakers, researchers, and academia all over the world in recent years. It has been believed that this concept dates to the 1980s in European Union when Germany and the Netherlands introduced waste preventoria and reduction schemes to the Dutch Parliament. Later, several steps and initiatives were taken to speed up the transition to C.E. in the European Union. Meanwhile, China’s central government accepted…