Tag: Sustainability

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…

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, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and Sweden. The letter is a follow-up to the roundtable discussion…

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…

Policy Lab with Circular Regions – A new Chapter

On the 1st of October 2021, Veltha hosted the first digital workshop for regional officers, thus inaugurating a new 3-month session of the Policy Lab for circular Regions. During this workshop, we had the honour to welcome 19 regional officers from 11 European countries. Two broad events have been brought to the front during the session: .  1)The importance of the European Week of Regions and Cities in relation to…

Circular Economy Indicators

An economic indicator is a statistic about an economic activity that allows to analyze current performance and predicate the future performance that can be used to measure the change in a phenomenon or process. According to U.N. (2017), “indicators are signposts of change along the development path. They describe how to track intended results and are critical for monitoring and evaluation”. Indicators can lead to simplifying and clarifying information available…

Debunking myths about sustainability

2 truths and 1 lie: a game, a way to communicate sustainability Who said that a sustainable lifestyle is all work and no fun? Definitely, this is not the approach of the European Commission, since Vice President, Frans Timmermans, participated in a Facebook LIVE event to play the game “2 truths 1 lie”. The public was composed of many environment-enthusiasts, such as two Climate Pact Ambassadors, the civil society and…

‘Loops’ First Episode on the Digital Circular Economy

On Wednesday 8th of July, we streamed live our first webinar for Loops, a webinar series about the innovation occurring in the field of the circular economy. Our speakers, Dr Demetriou and Vasilis Katos, both outlined key elements of their work on the circular economy and highlighted the necessary steps and precautions, the future holds. This article sums up the key points of their presentations and the main takeaways from…

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 for a new systemic approach to our resources supply chain. After the adoption by the…