Tag: circular economy

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…

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 example, The metal used to manufacture canned consumer goods would be a raw material for…

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?…

Rethinking the Food System through Circular Economy

The global food system can be defined as an interconnected network encompassing the whole range of actors, infrastructures and activities involved in the production, processing, distribution, consumption and disposal of food and diet products throughout the world, that originate from agriculture, livestock, fisheries, and parts of the wider economic, societal, and natural environments in which they are embedded. Food security for the consumers within this global food system is considered…

The Policy Lab Spring to Action and Becomes an Incubator for EU Project Proposals

Veltha is proud to announce that our Policy Lab is shifting its approach. The think tank will not only be a container of information exchange, but also a booster for practical use. After a massive amount of knowledge exchange, interaction, and research with European regions, it’s time to get down to business. From the experience and lessons learned from our earlier Policy lab period and after our participation in the…

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…

The Role of Insurance Companies in the Transition towards a Circular Economy

Insurers are no strangers to environmental concerns. As the economy’s financial first responders, they are often called upon to pay for damages and defend those filing claims involving environmental, social and governance events. In fact, according to a survey by DNV and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), circular economy tactics are rising on corporate businesses internationally. While other studies have been indicating that corporate sustainability is a success…

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…