Author: Robert Broughan

LOOPS 2.0 #5: Recovery of Raw Materials

The 5th episode of Loops returned to the world of raw materials.  Held on December 16th, the session gave voice to other two European projects that target the recovery of raw materials as their priority goal.  The demand for raw materials is rising and is becoming increasingly more difficult to meet. Europe’s access to raw materials is becoming a serious issue, especially when dealing with rare materials such as Tantalum…

How digital platforms are enabling circular economy innovation

Technology plays such a big role in our life that we don’t often think about how important it is and the role it plays. As everything is becoming more digital, the world is changing accordingly, witnessing the evolution of processes that can now instantaneously and virtually happen, bringing together the key actors responsible for driving change, in no time.  The digital world is basically all around us, but what exactly…

What role does the EU play in nature restoration?

Europe’s habitats are continuing to be destroyed, and ecosystem degradation is becoming a major issue across Europe. The call for nature restoration is growing and the demand for change is on everyone’s mind. Restoration can have a massive impact on the future of Europe, creating benefits for biodiversity, by improving upland forests and water retention for climate adaptation. Moreover, restoration can play a major role in economic and social development…

LOOPS 2.0 #3: Circular solutions improving the life cycle of textiles

The textile industry, an ever-growing industry with a high demand that leaves major environmental impacts throughout the world. Clothes, footwear, and household textiles are responsible for water pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and landfill, with 10% of the global greenhouse gas emissions caused by the production of textiles. A change needs to be made and these impacts have to be addressed. Do you want to know how to tackle these impacts?…

A call to tackle textile waste: 11 Countries write a joint letter to the EU

In a joint letter sent in the first week of October 2021, eleven European countries have reached out to the European Commission in an effort to demand new measures to tackle the issue of waste in the textile industry. The joint letter was signed by eleven ministers from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and Sweden. The letter is a follow-up to the roundtable discussion…

LOOPS 2.0 #2 The sustainable future of the mining industry

Does the world of ground-breaking innovation excite you? Well, look no further than Loops! On the 5th of November, we hosted our exciting episode 2 of Loops 2.0. In the episode, we wanted to showcase the sustainable future of mining and how innovative projects were helping achieve a sustainable future in the industry.  Veltha would like to introduce you to ROBOMINERS and Dig_IT, two Horizon 2020 projects that are paving…

It’s Show Time: Let Loops Begin!

On the 20th of October, Loops webinar returned to kick off Season II!  Do you want to dive into the ground-breaking world of innovation? That’s exactly what Loops is for!  For this episode of Loops we wanted to dive into the world of Critical Raw Materials (CRMs), in light of an ever-growing need for them and the increasingly urgent need of innovative circular projects to secure this demand. Veltha is…

Welcome to Loops 2.0!

We’re pleased to announce that our initiative, Loops, is back for yet another season! After the success of the first season in terms of knowledge exchange and participation, we will open again the curtain of our live webinar series Loops, conceived as a virtual occasion to showcase the research and results that the Horizon2020-funded projects are producing in the field of circular economy and innovation.  Please save the date: on…

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…