Joanna Dupont-Inglis

The Complete Package?

On 2nd December 2015, the European Commission presented its new circular economy package containing a communication on the circular economy, together with a list of measures, and f...

Championing the Circular Cause

  There has been an overwhelming interest in the circular economy, from industry to NGOs to member state officials – why do you think this is? I think it’s because many people,...

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

At a time when the EU is under immense pressure to tackle unemployment, a sluggish Eurozone economy, immigration, energy security and terrorism, the pressure to bump policies perce...

New Products for New Markets

  EFIB2015 speaker, Marie Wheat of the United States Department of Agriculture, talks to Joanna Dupont-Inglis about the challenges and successes of developing the USDA BioPrefer...

Winners and Losers of a Circular Future

On the quest to develop a circular economy for Europe, leadership has now been passed from the European Commission to the Parliament and Council. With amendments drafted and discus...

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

Rarely has Europe’s biobased policy community been infused with such a potent cocktail of speculation, expectation, anticipation and hope, mixed with a liberal dash of uncertaint...

European Bioeconomy: Communicate, Communicate and Communicate

If you were to introduce the circular economy to a 10 year old child how would you capture their imagination on such an expansive subject? “I would try to explain it as if we ar...

A Smart and Efficient Bioeconomy for Europe

The concept was initially developed by the wood sector. Here, the cascading principle is defined as: “A strategy for using raw materials or the products made from them in chronolog...