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Farmers in Africa bet on tractor sharing

The shortage of farm machinery is a well-known problem for Africa. Founded in Nairobi, Hello Tractor is an app that aims to foster cooperation between farmers and equipment owners....

Brave New Supermarket

Since its very onset, over a century ago, the supermarket model has had only one purpose: to make us buy as much as possible. But nowadays, a more responsible approach to consumpti...

For a more Sustainable and Traceable Olive Oil: Monini's Journey

Olive cultivation is showing itself to be particularly vulnerable to the effects of the climate crisis. The supply chain, therefore, needs to rethink its production model, one that...

Raj Patel: How to Cure an Inflamed World

Intensive farming, abuse of fertilisers and chemicals, deforestation and the food industry provoke irreparable damage to our planet and to our bodies. To get out of it, as Raj Pate...

ICLEI’s journey towards circular procurement

No doubt a circular demand creates opportunities for a circular supply. But how is it possible to integrate closed loop criteria in public procurement, a share that represents near...

Sustainability is a cup of coffee traveling around the world

Coffee is perhaps the most international of all products. The Lavazza Group, a Pure Coffee Company present in more than 140 countries and committed to an ecological transition capa...

Circular water in the Netherlands: an example of resilience, innovation, and cooperation

Climate change increases the risk of flooding in regions around the North Sea due to rising sea levels, increasing river flows, and more intense precipitation. People and economies...

Europe under fire as rubber industry is destroying African forests

Fueled by European demand, the rubber industry is allegedly responsible for massive deforestation in West-Central Africa quantified at 520 km2 since 2000, says a report released by...

Architects of Ecosystems: Will Fungi Shape Our Sustainable Future?

Using fungi and their extraordinary characteristics to “grow” construction materials and degrade pollutants: this is the vision underpinning many studies that soon may lead to real...

United Nations: the environment is now a universal human right

In late July, the United Nations General Assembly recognized access to a clean and healthy environment as a universal human right. This new right will be critical in addressing the...

(Un)sustainable fashion: H&M is being sued for greenwashing

Swedish fast fashion giant H&M has come under indictment for greenwashing. The plaintiff was American marketing student Chelsea Commodore, who took the case to federal court in Ne...

Is advanced recycling the answer to plastic waste?

It’s an undeniably compelling notion: Take waste plastics of all types and turn them back into the building blocks for new plastics, indistinguishable from the same molecules made ...

China launches anti-erosion black soil campaign

China is stepping up efforts to protect black soil, the fertile land intended to fulfill a major share of its food demand. “Chinese lawmakers are considering a draft black soil con...

This is how algae-produced cement could avoid 2 billion tons of CO2

Growing cement instead of manufacturing it. The idea comes from a team of U.S. researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder, who, inspired by coral reef algae, have come up wi...

How to develop a textile recycling industry in Europe: Euratex's plan

The end of 2024: meaning, two and a half years from now. This is the deadline that the states of the European Union have set for organizing and implementing mandatory separate coll...

WorldGBC launches Circularity Accelerator, for an increasingly circular construction industry

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), a global network of national Green Building Councils – nonprofit associations made up of companies and organizations working in the sus...

How fashion brands can ensure a more sustainable supply chain

A sustainable supply chain relies on three contributory factors: social, environmental and financial. The trend towards throwaway fashion has meant that the industry has not previo...

The Power of Water

Mitigation and adaptation to climate change are pushing States such as the Netherlands to equip themselves with actual water diplomacy. Blue gold is thus becoming a precious factor...

This is how the circular economy can help stop biodiversity loss

In recent years there has been increasing talk of the climate crisis, and despite the importance of the debate, this is overshadowing a phenomenon that, if possible, is even more a...

Sustainable finance: investments for the circular economy are moving forward

Circularity Capital, a private equity firm established in 2015 that specializes in investing in circular economy companies, announced a few weeks ago the closing of its largest cir...