The genesis of the Summer School for the Circular Economy and the benefits in the long run.
It is more and more of us that find themselves participating daily in the struggle to define a system whose principles are as early as the sixties, and narrow it down with more and more specifications. The idea of circular flow for materials and energy is not new, dating back to the early days of […]
Life in Plastic– is it fantastic?
Implementing Circular Practices on a Regional Level: The Plastic Waste sector The importance of a shift to a circular economy According to climate research, the world is set to exhaust resources amounting to the equivalent of three planet Earths within the next 30 years (Climate KIC). To this end, the implementation of a circular economy […]
Hungry for Agri-food: The road to a solution to food waste
Author: Marta Caixinhas The future of the agri-food sector needs profound changes that accompany the transition to more sustainable systems, in an inclusive approach in terms of processing, packaging, storage, waste, reduction, distribution and retail. The future of the sector is hand in hand with the European Green Deal, as the need for more sustainable […]
A 360° immersion into the EXPLOWHEAT Project
Ladies and gentlemen, We are pleased to introduce you to a 360° immersion into the EXPLOWHEAT Project, thanks to a podcast episode hosted by Radio Cusano Campus, an Italy-based online radio channel created by the University Niccolò Cusano located in Rome. Held on May 14, 2022, the episode sheds light on EXPLOWHEAT, a project coordinated […]
WELCOME TO THE CRYPTO WORLD OF BLOCKCHAIN
The first thing that comes to mind at the mention of 'blockchain' is most likely cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin or Ethereum. Blockchain is the technology that is used to implement them. In the early 1990s, S. Haber and W.S. Stornetta published a paper called
UPCOMING: VELTHA’S FIRST INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL FOR THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY!
When? 11-15 July, 2022 | Rome What? Cross-regional networking summer school for the identification of cross-sectoral circular value chains with the support of digital governance tools – intensive one-week training on cross-regional cooperation for circular economy in Europe For Whom? Programme management authorities and development agencies that operate in the field of sustainable development. All […]
OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE OPEN CALL FOR ICT COMPANIES TO DEVELOP NEW CIRCULAR ECONOMY APPS
SMEs from all over Europe, it’s time for you to enter the scenes! Within the framework of the H2020 DigiPrime project aimed at the development of a new concept of a digital platform for a Circular Economy, Veltha is thrilled to announce the upcoming launch of the DigiPrime Open Call. Expected to be launched on […]
Sustainability in the medical field: Medical implants muscling their way towards imitating the human body
Medical implants: the ins and outs Medical implants are devices usually positioned inside the body for medical purposes for prolonged periods of time. They are generally contrived out of synthetic materials and are utilized to replace body parts, provide medication, monitor and regulate body functions, and additionally deliver support to organs and tissues. These devices […]
Great haste makes (food) waste: hence, bioplastics comes into play.
Around 931 million tonnes of food goes to waste each year with 61% coming from households, 26% from food service and 13% from retail (World Economic forum). 17% of the food available for consumption in the world is wasted, a phenomenon that affects all countries beyond their wealth. In practice, 931 million tons in 2019 […]
Digital Product Passports and Consumers: The Ticket towards Circularity?
Over the last several years, European policymakers have established the goal of achieving the complete green transition of the European economy. One of the targets is to solely allow circular and sustainable products within the EU’s internal market by the year 2030– to this end, the EU’s Circular Economy Action Plan, produced in 2020, analyses […]