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The European Bioplastics Conference will be held online from 30 November to 3 December

The 15th European Bioplastics Conference will take place online from 30 November to 3 December. The annual European Bioplastics Conference, which normally takes place in Berlin, is...

The man who invented the bioeconomy: the story of Raul Gardini

The Eni of Enrico Mattei, the great vision of Adriano Olivetti: in the industrial history of Italy we too often find ourselves, in retrospect, regretting the enormous opportunities...

Ecomondo and Key Energy will be held online, from 3 to 15 November

Ecomondo and Key Energy had to surrender to the decree of the Italian Prime Minister presented on 25 October, which established the suspension of fairs and conferences of any kind....

PrimaLoft Bio: the first synthetic fabric biodegradable at sea

It could be a revolution in the field of synthetic fibers for fabrics. PrimaLoft Inc., the New York-based world leader in research on high-performance insulation materials and fabr...

The Great Food Challenge: FAO and Climate Action launch a Digital Event Series

Food, climate, health. These are the three keywords of the series of online conferences and debates organized by FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) in collaboration with Clima...

Circularity 20, the largest US circular economy event, will be held online in August

The largest circular economy conference in the United States, organized by GreenBiz, will be held online, on 25 - 27 August 2020. Circularity 20 was expected to take place in Atlan...

Ellen MacArthur Foundation: a Manifesto for Circular Recovery

The Covid-19 crisis once and for all highlighted the close link between respect for the environment and health, for individuals and for society. The recovery must be sustainable. A...

Close the Glass Loop: an action plan to boost recycling in Europe

Potentially infinitely reusable and 100% recyclable, glass is the perfect circular material. And in fact, its collection for recycling rate in the European Union stands at 76%. But...

Innovation from hemp: the winners of the EIHA “Hemp Product of the Year”

The hemp industry has become a multi-billion-dollar business worldwide in recent years. The applications of this raw material and its derivatives are almost infinite: they range fr...

Circularity for Supply Chain: a webcast from GreenBiz

For a real transition to the circular economy, it is necessary that not only individual companies, but entire supply chains revolutionize their systems. But how to get your supply ...

Textile: the GRETE project develops green technologies for the wood-to-textile value chain

The textile sector is, as largely known, up to today one of the most polluting industries. Along the value chain, starting from raw materials to the final product, the different pr...

The World Circular Economy Forum postponed to 2021. In September the online event

The World Circular Economy Forum, which was due to take place in Toronto in September, was postponed to 2021 due to the Covid-19 emergency. The most important international event d...

EIHA Hemp Conference: the international event will be held online on 16-17 June 2020

The Covid-19 emergency does not stop innovation in the hemp sector. The 17th edition of the EIHA Hemp Conference, the most important international meeting on industrial hemp and ca...

In-House Training

It is a well-known fact that enacting industrial transformation processes is no easy feat. CEOs, CTOs and Sustainability Directors understand that they need to accelerate the trans...

Upscaling the Circular Transition

  During the WCEF2019, which brings together key circular economy thinkers and doers from around the world, we met with Professor Hans Bruyninckx, Executive Director of the Euro...

The Mixed State of the European Bio-Based Economy

Looking at the current state of the bio-based economy in Europe, one has to draw a mixed conclusion. Research and technology development continue to advance and some fields, like f...

Italy Has a New Bioeconomy Strategy

Sustainable and increasingly circular. That’s how the Italian bioeconomy should be, according to the updated version of the national strategy presented on 14th May at the Presidenc...

Innovative and Sustainable Packaging

Publicising and rewarding the most innovative and environmentally sustainable packaging. Favouring research into solutions with the smallest environmental impact. All of which whil...

The Circular Economy Club: A "Glocal" Project

As Founder & CEO of the Circular Economy Club (CEC), Anna Tarí, has had the opportunity to develop a unique perspective on the evolution of the circular economy movement, leading h...

Keeping Track of Ice

Until recently, the very effects of climate change could be described with tables and scientific papers, but at the same time it was hard to offer a clear picture. How can a centur...

The Chemical Industry Says Goodbye to Fossil Fuels

Michael Carus, in his latest paper on the process of industrial change from a fossil-fuel-based system to one founded on renewable energy, cites the concept of “creative destructio...

Bioeconomy in Italy: Adelante con Juicio

Adelante con juicio (Proceed with caution). Perhaps, the Italian Government draws inspiration from the 19th century writer Alessandro Manzoni’s famous novel “I Promessi Sposi” (The...

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...

Stuffstr, an App to put Unused Things into Circulation

Name: Stuffstr Plus: The American app Stuffstr gives a new life to objects that are no longer used Field: Online platform Features: Stuffstr is recognised as being the circula...

Vegea: Leather from Wine

Name: Vegea Plus: Vegea it’s a vegetal biomaterial, 100% made from by-products of wine making Field: New materials Features: Winner of the 2017 H&M Global Change Award in 2017...

RiceHouse: Architecture from Rice Waste

Name: RiceHouse Plus: Bioplasters produced from rice straw, husk and bran Field: New materials Features: RiceHouse biocomposite materials are made of by-products from rice cul...

Circular Headphones with Gerrard Street

Name: Gerrard Street  Plus: Modular headphones, easy to repair and pay per use from The Netherlands Field: Product as a service Features: High range headphones, delivered in t...