A Breath of Fresh Air: Examining Air Pollution in the European Union
The amount of air pollution in the EU has not yet reached desirable levels, but is still contributing to worsened air conditions and causing serious diseases. The EU has created several targeted actions to actively reduce pollution, including aligning EU standards with recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) and set common standards across the […]
Uniting the World through One Mission: Exploring the Power of Multiple Hubs! One Mission, Several Hubs Event – January 2023, Brussels
At the event ‘One Mission, Several Hubs’, delegates had the opportunity to learn about the European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHs) with Hubs for Circularity and the concept of Circular Hubs, and how they work to support European SMEs in their digitisation efforts. It was a unique event that explored the power of multiple hubs located […]
Europe seeks solutions for more circularity in ships! Recycling and recovering ships material: Myth or key to a circular economy?
The Ship Recycling Regulation: solution to significantly reduce the negative effects and how Regulation contributes to the general policy objectives of the European Green Deal and the circular economy action plan The EU Ship Recycling Regulation aims to significantly reduce the negative effects of recycling EU-flagged ships. The objectives of the Regulation are: – to […]
DG Growth Calls EU Regions to Prepare the Ground for the Transposition of DPPs regulations!
In November Veltha hosted an online workshop, Public-Private Bottom-Up Definition of Digital Product Passport, as part of the Policy Lab, addressing the current subject of Digital Product Passports. Speakers from different perspectives came together to share their experience, expectations and knowledge about Digital Product Passports (DPPs) and the systems and legislation that surround it. What […]
A Startling New Way To Look At Death And Dying: Green Death and Human Composting
Green Death: The European Way The European Union has been working on a circular economy package of rules, focused on reducing waste and pollution. This is part of a broader push by the EU to address climate change and promote sustainable development. As the circular economy package aims to reduce waste in landfills by encouraging […]
Policy Lab Workshop: Private-Public Bottom-Up Definition of Digital Product Passport
Join us at the online workshop Private-Public Bottom-Up Definition of Digital Product Passport, held on November 18th! In the framework of Veltha’s Policy Lab, a platform which has gathered input from over 60 regions in the past year, is launching an online workshop focusing on the concept of Digital Product Passports. This edition of the […]
The Circular Economy And Its Benefits: Why The European Electronic Waste Directive is Necessary as a Strategic Resource for the Circular Economy
Where does Europe stand in E-waste and its regulations? Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is one of the fastest-growing waste streams in the EU (and globally) and will have harmful consequences if not managed properly. (Read more about e-waste in the previous article https://www.veltha.eu/blog/electronic-waste/ ) In addition, it contains valuable and critical raw materials, […]
Insights of the event “HOW TO FACILITATE THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY TRANSITION” and #EuWeekOfRegions
The biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to cohesion policy, the EU Week of Regions and Cities that took place last week, has finished. The four main themes that were addressed during this 20th edition that are considering Green Transition, Territorial Cohesion, Digital Transition, and Youth Empowerment. As part of the occasion, Veltha contributed by hosting […]
Smart devices and smart choices: what lies in the middle?
Electronic waste, also called E-waste, is one of the Europe’s fastest-growing waste streams, with less than 40% recycled (1). Electronic devices and appliances – from intelligent washing machines to our smartphones and IT devices – have taken over modern life in light of their high functionality and technology that inevitably call for their indispensable use […]