Author: Holly Barsham

The Plastic Pathway towards Circularity

It is a little over a year since the EU introduced a landmark directive limiting the production of single-use plastics. This set out a series of targets but allowed member states to introduce their own legislation to meet these goals. The Netherlands and Germany took this next step recently, announcing bans on certain single-use plastic products. The German Cabinet introduced a ban on single-use cutlery and plates, plastic stirring sticks…

‘Loops’ First Episode on the Digital Circular Economy

On Wednesday 8th of July, we streamed live our first webinar for Loops, a webinar series about the innovation occurring in the field of the circular economy. Our speakers, Dr Demetriou and Vasilis Katos, both outlined key elements of their work on the circular economy and highlighted the necessary steps and precautions, the future holds. This article sums up the key points of their presentations and the main takeaways from…

Veltha’s Partners for EU Annual Kermesse: Smooth Ports and Interreg Europe

In line with our commitment to the #EURegionsweek 2020 Veltha has an exciting new partnership. As a communications manager of the REPLACE project, we will share a stand with the Smooth Ports project and Interreg Europe at the most important annual kermesse (festival) of European Territorial Cooperation. This event will happen later this year. Smooth Ports: An Introduction Smooth Ports is working on ways to reduce the emissions of ports,…

Loops First Webinar: Wednesday 8th of July at 11 am CET

What is Loops? We are pleased to introduce our newest public events initiative: ‘Loops’, a webinar series about the research and results that Horizon 2020 is producing in the field of circular economy.  Horizon 2020 is an EU research program, which has nurtured innovation in a number of fields by funding over 10 000 research proposals. Many of these are in the domain of sustainability and the circular economy, accelerating…

Veltha’s Position on a European Green Deal

At Veltha, we are proud to be part of a European community which recognises the need for a Green Deal; a blueprint to modernise the EU’s economy and society and reorient them towards a more ‘just and sustainable future’. To achieve this, the European Commission has promised funding to find solutions focused on these principles. The next research and innovation program, “Horizon Europe” is dedicating a significant proportion of its…