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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Have you ever wondered what we actually mean when we talk about raw materials?
According to Degryse (2005:140), raw materials can be defined as substances in unprocessed or minimally processed states, as well as any matter coming from agriculture, forestry, fishing or mineral in its natural form or which has undergone the transformation required to prepare it for the international market in substantial volumes. Just to give you an […]
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 […]
The Role of Circular Economy in the Oversaturated Fashion Industry
There’s no doubt that clothes and fashion have long been an integral part of almost every aspect of our culture and society. The global fashion industry is estimated to be worth around 2,6 trillion euros, which represents 2% of the world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Nevertheless, the sector’s significant use of finite resources and materials, […]
EU Bans and the Rise of Circular Economy From It
To tackle the global challenges facing the world, many solutions have been adopted. In the current situation the world is facing with plastics, recycling them is not enough. The circular economy method of taking it back to the manufacturing of plastics is believed to be the best method of decreasing the amount of plastic waste […]
Circular economy and climate change: what’s the underlying thread?
Recently, we all have witnessed that the concepts of circular economy and climate change have started to make their way in the current talks in combination with each other, in the definition of what would be the preliminary conditions for a successful strategy to move out of the current crisis and avoid the potential threat […]