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Capillary Circularity

Producing renewable energy automatically allows a company to be considered as a circular enterprise. What happens, however, when a large holding company in the energy sector, which...

The Novamont Recipe

Circular economy, innovation, regeneration of territories. The Novamont recipe remains the same, but the scope widens. The company from Novara has created Celus-Bi from Mater-Bi, t...

Ri-Generation: Renovating Objects and People

The Astelav Ri-Generation project was born to regenerate used household appliances. It is also an industrial initiative with a strong social profile. It’s different from a “repair ...

A Tyre's Sense in Music

Music is born out of silence. And silence can stem from a discarded tyre, after years spent squealing on tarmac. The project for the acoustic improvement of Parma’s Toscanini Audit...

A Network for Circularity

To enhance knowledge of the principles and practices of the circular economy in the industrial system, Confindustria – the General Confederation of Italian Industry – is proposing ...

Sustainable Water Management in Cities

The sustainable management of water resources is an extremely topical subject in today’s world. This is especially true in highly urbanised metropolitan areas, where land use and t...

Conou, the First Roadshow Devoted to Businesses Has Kicked Off

CircOILeconomy aims to raise awareness on the proper management of used lubricating oil in the industrial world. The new project devised by Conou, the Italian consortium that deals...

Green and Circular Jobs

In the beginning there were eco-jobs, then jobs with a low carbon dioxide content, and finally green jobs. Now circular jobs have also appeared, explicitly referencing the circular...

The Land Where Oceans and Forests are at the Heart of the Bioeconomy

The Atlantic Ocean has played an extremely important role in the history of Portugal. As a glorious nation of seafarers, to this day the Portuguese look at the ocean as a central c...

Battle to the Last Bottle: Canada vs Nestlé

Small blue and white houses, with picket fences freshly painted each season, their gardens filled with roses, birthroots and violets. Cars parked carefully in the driveways, beside...

The European Race on GPP

To date, Italy is still Europe’s only country where Green Public Procurement (GPP) is compulsory: the boot-shaped country is a GPP textbook case. For over two years, all public pr...

Boosting Waste Diversion with Blockchain

Uttering the word “blockchain” within the technology sector will not cause fellow employees to bat an eye, instead they will probably start to delve into a deep discussion on this ...

A Database for the Circular Economy

As the founder of the Circular Economy Club (CEC), it’s safe to say that Anna Tarí is as well placed as anyone to keep her finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the circular e...

CircE: an Interreg Europe Project Steering the Economy Towards a Circular Model

The Circular Economy (CE) is on the tip of the tongue of politicians and business representatives across the European continent and beyond. However, quite often the real issue hind...

The Construction Industry: Increasingly Green, Increasingly Circular

With estimated overall costs of about $135 billion for the insurance industry, 2017 represented the bleakest year in their history, mainly because of the compensation for damages c...

Grid-Interactive Buildings: Good for Business and the Environment

Grid-interactive buildings are designed to create lower, flatter, flexible load shapes which reduce operating costs for the building owner. They can also provide services to the gr...

Power to Imagination. The Radical Green Future of Ecotopia 2121

  Radical, visionary, eccentric, ironic, and firmly outside the box. Shamelessly, boldly and irreverently utopian. You can love it or hate it, but you can surely not remain indi...

REbuild: To Decarbonise Construction We Need to Close the Loop

We need a paradigm shift, even in the construction sector. Deep, fast and pervasive. In one word, ground-breaking: or better “disruptive,” as the innovator’s jargon calls it. Innov...

Energiesprong: How to Transform 11,000 Apartments into Net Zero Energy Buildings

Sprong in Dutch means “leap forward.” In fact, a leap forward is exactly what Energiesprong has realised over the last few years in the residential housing construction and energy ...

New Model, Different Jobs

Cillian Lohan is Rapporteur of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) for the circular economy. His fundamental conviction that sustainable and resource efficient busine...