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 […]
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, […]
COP26 is Here: Join us and Be Part of the Change!
The COP 26 (UN Climate Change Conference), hosted by the UK in partnership with Italy, will take place from 31 October to 12 November 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. The purpose of this conference is to negotiate the Kyoto Protocol and establish legally binding obligations for developed countries to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to put […]
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 […]
LOOPS: the end of season I
Ladies and gentlemen, we finally got to the epilogue of this incredible eye-opening journey through the planets of innovation that are being explored by the H2020-funded projects. To end with a bang, we decided to conclude the session by addressing one of the most pressing issues of our time: the management of water in remote […]
Circular economy and Regions: how do they become familiar with each other?
Circular economy is often perceived and described as a complex system, in need of a new set of skills, knowledge and expertise channelled at structurally reorganising the existing mechanism of today’s economy. This is in fact undoubtedly true. Moving to a circular model implies growing responsibilities mainly focused on re-examining the allocation, use and type […]
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 […]
The textile wears innovation – a trip to the discovery of REACT and NEW COTTON
We’ve all become quite familiar with what LOOPS represents to us. And every episode is an occasion to catch up with the avant-garde research to gain a few insights into what is going on in the world of innovation. Episode #4 of LOOPS features a discussion about one of the largest sectors in the world […]
Quality labelling: a weapon to direct our consumption patterns towards circularity
Society and businesses are starting to realise that the resources, needed for making commercial products, are not infinite. The value of resources is still being addressed as a ‘take-make-waste’ focus, which is also a synonym for a ‘linear economy’. Powerful to establish a circular economy in the EU, the transition must be enhanced in each […]
CLAIM and PlastiCircle: two different tracks, same destination.
Another episode of LOOPS has ended, but what has left behind is an open door to the world of innovation, and the changes it can truly bring to the planet we are living in. The topic of this discussion addresses one of the largest challenges of our current time: the pollution and waste of plastics, […]