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The Pros and Cons of Reducing Transport Emissions Using LNG

Heavy haul transport has to understand which path to choose. Better to fully push toward electrification, with technology that is not yet mature, or to go through a gas-powered tra...

Good as new: boom in the refurbished tech market (with a push from Covid)

Every year, towards the end of November, our screens are filled with promotions and advertising for Black Friday deals. A feature that is likely to distinguish this autumn from pre...

Jocelyn Bleriot: Rethinking Cities as Production Centres for Food

The Covid-19 pandemic has unveiled the dysfunctions in the current global agricultural and food systems, exposing many to insecurity and hunger. At the same time, it has also revea...

The Stakeholder Conference: a place to discuss the future of the European circular economy

“It’s all about you”. With these words, on 3rd November, Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal Frans Timmermans inaugurated the 2020 Circular Economy Stakeholder Con...

Hydrogen: so many choices, so few actions

Hydrogen, perhaps the most promising technology in clean energy transition era, is still rarely exploited worldwide. Efforts are being made in order to create concretely hydrogen-b...

Second Life… is Circular!

The Alliance for the circular economy, joined by Enel and 16 other Italian iconic companies, presented a paper to steer transition towards the circular economy with huge advantages...

Big Plastic’s Manual Of False Solutions For Plastic Waste

Delay, distract, and derail any law or action plan for reducing plastic waste, so business-as-usual can go on as long as possible. These are the three basic tactics that Big Plasti...

The Geopolitics of Food. Interview with Tim Lang

Tim Lang favours the long view. You can’t look at the food system without using a complex, holistic approach. No one has a better outlook than the internationally renowned professo...

Critical raw materials: an action plan for Europe

Smartphones, domestic appliances, solar panels. But also drones, magnets in wind farms, batteries and accumulators for cars, and other electrical and electronic devices. These are ...

Sustainability travels by train

The rail sector is changing and becoming ever greener, by reducing fuel consumption and emissions, introducing new technologies like hydrogen engines, and focusing on the circulari...

Universities and the circular economy: a future-proof combination

Many universities and research institutes throughout Italy and Europe have distinguished themselves in recent years by exploring themes related to the circular economy and sustaina...

The responsible return of trade fairs. Ecomondo in the time of Covid

The purpose of travel is not just leisure and exploration. People also move around for business and work, and the business travel sector took a heavy hit due to the Covid-19 pandem...

Plastic in the ocean: reducing pollution will have positive impacts on the economy

One of the most ambitious regulations in the world to tackle plastic pollution in the ocean, the EU Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUPD) will come into force on January 1, 2021. Ev...

Kelly Bricker: the Four Pillars of Sustainable Travel

When we pack our bags and explore new and captivating corners of the planet, do we ever take the time to consider our impact on local communities and the global ecosystem? More oft...

Norway has a long way to become circular. Here is why

The Norwegian economy is only 2.4% circular. This is the latest Circularity Gap Report produced by, Circle Economy and Circular Norway. This is compared to a global average of 8.6%...

Desertification: Is Europe on the Brink of a Soil Crisis?

Desertification, spurred by soil exploitation and climate change, is today an increasing threat also in Europe. Measures to prevent it are not enough. A coordinated strategy is lac...

Arup: "Big Data and AI will drive the sustainability of the rail"

In a world grappling with the pressing needs to reduce emissions and to accelerate the transition to a fully circular economy, the railway system - the most ecological and least im...

David R. Montgomery: To go forward we must look down

“What is essential is invisible to the eyes”, ‎Antoine de Saint-Exupéry wrote in the literary masterpiece The Little Prince. Soil provides 95% of our food and holds more carbon tha...

Future Water. Evolution and Revolution of the Water Service

Over half a billion euros for the next five years. Gruppo Cap, the 100% publicly-funded company managing the integrated water service in the Metropolitan City of Milan and currentl...

The Museum of the Non-discarded

Some define it as the Sistine Chapel of the poor, a humble Louvre, a Divine Comedy of work tools, of waste and worn out shoes. Famous critics regard it as an extraordinary and uniq...