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 […]
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 […]
A new LOOPS – a new step closer to our common destination
It’s been more than three months since we streamed live our first episode of Loops and it keeps on going at full force. Yesterday, on the 22nd of April, our fifth episode of Loops took place, and another side of the multifaceted innovation was unveiled. What we brought in the spotlight this time, was the […]
First results from the Regions and Stakeholders meetings in the Policy Lab, join the second!
The Policy Lab 2.0 has been launched in the month of June with an ambitious goal: to provide solutions to the challenges the European Regions face while implementing Circular Economy (CE) programs. Circular Economy is an abstract term with many different definitions, which causes different types of analysis depending on the institution involved. Thus, the […]
Happy Birthday Veltha, a Story of Circular Economy
On 10th of May 2010 Veltha was set up in collaboration with Università della Tuscia of Viterbo-Italy with the scope to join the European research family in the fields of environment, sustainable development and eco-innovation Working on these fields, also through EU funded projects, Veltha realized in the early stage the importance of the CE […]
Circular Economy Symposium at Harvard – What happened?
Last Friday we audited the Circular Economy Symposium organized by multiple Harvard schools and research centers. That's what happened and what we think about it.