Columns

# 27 - 2019 May

Column: Circular by Law

Climate: UN Experts Call for Decisive Actions

by Francesco Petrucci

There is little cause for optimism about... [read more]

# 26 - 2019 March

In Depth

Keeping Track of Ice

by Editorial Staff

Momentous changes occurring over decades are often difficult to study; let alone understand and internalise. When talking about climate change, although we understand its causes and the... [read more]

Column: Thinking Resilience

What a Waste

by Richard Heinberg

Why not make the economy circular, with waste from... [read more]

Column: Circular by Law

The Circular Economy Makes Progress, Climate Actions Stall

by Francesco Petrucci

The Action Plan for the Circular Economy launched... [read more]

# 25 - 2019 January

Column: Circular by Law

Single-use Plastics and the Automotive Industry: Upcoming Commitments for the EU

by Francesco Petrucci

In order to keep the global increase in temperature... [read more]

# 23-24 - 2018 September

In Depth

Battle to the Last Bottle: Canada vs Nestlé

by Emanuele Bompan Gianluca Cecere

Every day, 3.6 million litres of water are extracted in Aberfoyle, 1.1 million in Erin and as of January 1.6 million more will be sucked from the mega-well in Elora. In many... [read more]

Column: Circular by Law

European Parliament: Firmer Actions on the Circular Economy

by Francesco Petrucci

The approval of the Circular Economy Package... [read more]

Column: Innovation Pills

Recommendations After the Collapse of a Bridge

by Federico Pedrocchi

I remember a meeting amongst architects in the... [read more]

# 22 - 2018 July

Column: Circular by Law

The EU Wants to Seal the Deal on Plastic

by Francesco Petrucci

It appears that the European Union... [read more]

Column: The Media Circle

Sometimes We Are the Villains

by Roberto Giovannini

Ever more often, cinema and... [read more]

# 21 - 2018 May

Column: Circular by Law

In Europe the Circular Economy Becomes Law

by Francesco Petrucci

The circular economy has... [read more]

Column: Circulate

Make Fashion Circular

by Joe Iles

What type of careless customer only... [read more]

Column: Thinking Resilience

Choosing Sides in the Civilisation-Planet Standoff

by Richard Heinberg

To halt climate change, respond to the crisis of... [read more]

# 20 - 2018 February

In Depth

Life Expectancy (of Stuff)

by Michela Lazzaroni Antonella Ilaria Totaro
Keywords
Planned obsolescence, Life cycle, Circular Economy

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In Depth

Pollution as Blue as Our Jeans

by Laura Filios Diana Bagnoli
Keywords
Water, Health, Environment, Food safety, Pollution

Water so polluted that it is no longer possible to grow fruit and vegetables, workers getting sick because of close contact with chemical substances. This happens in Tehuacán,... [read more]

Column: Circular by Law

Emissions, Energy and Circularity: Good News from the EU

by Francesco Petrucci
Keywords
European Union, Emissions, Plastic waste, Circular Economy

In order to reach the 2030... [read more]

Column: The Media Circle

If Nature is Poised Between Enigma and Dream

by Roberto Giovannini
Keywords
Art&Design, Environment

The film industry has discovered the environment,... [read more]

Column: Innovation Pills

Today's Mistakes, Yesterday's Horrors

by Federico Pedrocchi
Keywords
Plastic waste, Recycle, Reuse, Waste, Innovation

I am working on plastic recycling thanks... [read more]

# 16 - 2017 May

Column: The Media Circle

When the States Invade Canada

by Roberto Giovannini

We live in a very strange world:... [read more]

Column: Innovation Pills

The Hard Things to Say

by Federico Pedrocchi

I took part in an... [read more]

# 14 - 2017 January

Column: Innovation Pills

Sustainability, the Final Act

by Federico Pedrocchi

A community... [read more]

Column: The Media Circle

An Eco-Dark 2049

by Roberto Giovannini

Very few films have marked and... [read more]

# 15 - 2017 March

Column: The Media Circle

A Compass against Misinformation

by Roberto Giovannini

If it did non exist, it would have... [read more]

Column: Innovation Pills

Science in the Trenches

by Federico Pedrocchi

Since Renewable... [read more]

# 17 - 2017 July

Column: Circular by Law

New Rules for Reach and Waste

by Francesco Petrucci

The path to a... [read more]

Column: The Media Circle

The Superpig's Lesson

by Roberto Giovannini

There is no telling whether it will ever reach... [read more]

Column: Innovation Pills

What Have a Wheel and a Jacket Got in Common?

by Federico Pedrocchi

I interviewed Filippo Servalli, from... [read more]

# 08 - 2016 January

Column: The Blue Yonder

Growing Little Blue Companies

by Ilaria Nardello

Climate change and environmental degradation, a... [read more]

Column: Natural Capital

The Unbearable Heaviness of Food Production

by Gianfranco Bologna

Worldwide, the environmental... [read more]

Column: Innovation Pills

Micropigs from Beijing

by Federico Pedrocchi

More or less the size of... [read more]

# 4 - 2015 June

Column: The Blue Yonder

A Marketable Seaweed Production

by Ilaria Nardello

The European Seaweed Production and... [read more]

Column: Green & Circular

Beach Umbrellas Surrounded by Litter

by Stefano Ciafani

Not only do many Mediterranean... [read more]

Column: Innovation Pills

Edible Films? Courgettes Invented Them!

by Federico Pedrocchi

Undoubtedly, a species... [read more]

# 2 - 2015 February

Column: Draught from Berlaymont

Circular Economy: All Eyes on the Juncker Commission's Next Move

by Joanna Dupont-Inglis

Shock waves created by the European... [read more]

Column: The Blue Yonder

The Blue Economy Is Worth 500 Billion Euro

by Ilaria Nardello

With the Blue Growth... [read more]

Column: Green & Circular

In the Large-Scale Retail Trade, One Carrier Bag Out of Two Is Illegal

by Stefano Ciafani

Out of 37 carrier bags... [read more]

# 1 - 2014 November

Column: Draught from Berlaymont

The New Juncker Commission: High Speed Link or Slow Business as Usual?

by Joanna Dupont-Inglis

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Column: Green & Circular

Plastic Mediterranean Sea

by Stefano Ciafani

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Column: The Blue Yonder

Portugal Returns to Sea

by Ilaria Nardello

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# 3 - 2015 April

Column: Draught from Berlaymont

European Bioeconomy: Communicate, Communicate and Communicate

by Joanna Dupont-Inglis

With the Commission countdown underway and the EU circular economy preparing for take-off, Director General of DG Environment, Karl Falkenberg, talks to Joanna Dupont-Inglis... [read more]

Column: Green & Circular

A Recurring Health Menace

by Stefano Ciafani

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Column: The Blue Yonder

Marine Biomass: An Unconventional Wealth

by Ilaria Nardello

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Column: Innovation Pills

Straw Yellow Gold

by Federico Pedrocchi

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# 5 - 2015 August

Column: Draught from Berlaymont

A Smart and Efficient Bioeconomy for Europe

by Joanna Dupont-Inglis

Over the last few months there has been increasingly... [read more]

Column: Natural Capital

We Have Ruined Three Quarters of the Biosphere

by Gianfranco Bologna

We have entered the Anthropocene epoch. A great deal of... [read more]

Column: Green & Circular

Recycling Frontiers

by Stefano Ciafani

It seems a century ago when, in 1996,... [read more]

Column: Innovation Pills

Eggs and Mines

by Federico Pedrocchi

The thousand-year old history of... [read more]

# 06-07 - 2015 October

Column: The Blue Yonder

In Iceland, Cod is king

by Ilaria Nardello

On September 24, Icelanders will... [read more]

Column: Natural Capital

Earth Conundrum: +83 Million -15 Billion

by Gianfranco Bologna

In July 2015, the total number of the... [read more]

Column: Green & Circular

Matter Must Be Renewed, Not Incinerated

by Stefano Ciafani

After the green light given to the new oil... [read more]

Column: Innovation Pills

Expo: A (Partially) Untold Story

by Federico Pedrocchi

I visited Expo 2015 four times, and... [read more]

# 09 - 2016 March

Column: Natural Capital

Priceless and Unnoticed

by Gianfranco Bologna

We are talking about the link... [read more]

Column: The Blue Yonder

Turnkey Seaweed Farms

by Ilaria Nardello

Sioen Industries, specialist... [read more]

Column: Innovation Pills

Go Sailing, for a Change

by Federico Pedrocchi

Travelling by sea has... [read more]

# 10 - 2016 May

Column: The Blue Yonder

Missing the Blue

by Ilaria Nardello

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Column: Innovation Pills

Cunning and Lateral

by Federico Pedrocchi

In my opinion, there is... [read more]

# 11 - 2016 July

Column: The Media Circle

A Window into Tomorrow

by Roberto Giovannini

The circular economy and the... [read more]

Column: Innovation Pills

The Demise of Screws and Nails

by Federico Pedrocchi

As big as a... [read more]

# 12 - 2016 September

Column: The Media Circle

A Plastic Ocean


We are constantly reminded how... [read more]

Column: Innovation Pills

What Can't Be Cured Must Be Endured

by Federico Pedrocchi

In a previous article I... [read more]

# 13 - 2016 November

Column: Innovation Pills

Stereons and DVD Blenders

by Federico Pedrocchi

Let’s start with a... [read more]

# 18 - 2017 September

Column: Circular by Law

Brussels' Battle for Efficiency

by Francesco Petrucci

This... [read more]

Column: The Media Circle

Micro and Macro

by Roberto Giovannini

It is common knowledge... [read more]

# 19 - 2018 January

Column: The Media Circle

Environmental Disasters Broadcasted in Prime Time

by Roberto Giovannini

Just like the cinema world did a while ago,... [read more]

Column: Circular by Law

EU Engagement, USA Disengagement

by Francesco Petrucci

During the 23rd UN Climate Change... [read more]

Column: Innovation Pills

3D Printing and the Animal World

by Federico Pedrocchi

I remember the... [read more]

# 23-24 - 2018 September

Column: Thinking Resilience

Trumping the Environment

Trump’s Assault on the Environment Will Be His Legacy

by Richard Heinberg

Sweden recently announced that it... [read more]

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