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 […]
How the DigiPrime project and Pilot 5 enable circular economy and benefit European regions
Digitalisation and technology make up for more and more of our daily lives, and large amounts of data are accessible online. However, the accessibility to relevant data is not as obvious in sectors beyond the private sphere, since regional and company data may be vulnerable to sharing. In addition, a large amount of data may […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]