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New Zealand introduces the first law in the world on transparency for sustainable finance

“New Zealand has become the first country to introduce a law that will require banks, insurers and investment managers to report the impacts of climate change on their business.” T...

Clothing recycling: the first automated plant for textile waste is in Sweden

Textile and fashion industry have a huge circular potential that has yet to be developed. One of the main issues currently holding back the application of the circular economy in t...

Call for Innovation still open for the Renewable Materials Conference

The application period for the innovation award Renewable Material of the Year 2021 is still open until March 31. The award, promoted by nova-Institute, will go to the best renewab...

In Sydney, the harbor pavilion will be made of recycled oyster shells

New frontiers for circular architecture: in Australia oyster shells become building materials.The new Sydney Harbor Pavilion, designed by architects Jessica Spresser and Peter Besl...

Bioplastics: Novamont Acquires Norway-Based Biobag

From Novara to Norway, and then to the whole world. Novamont, the Italian bioplastics giant, has taken an important new step in its international expansion with the acquisition of ...

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Nestlè named the world’s top plastic polluters for the third year

Coca-Cola has conquered, for the third year in a row, the unenviable podium of the top plastic polluter in the world. This was stated in the latest report by the Break Free From Pl...

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...

Plastic packaging: in the EU, Covid boosts the single-use and pushes recycling targets away

Europe is far from the plastic packaging recycling targets it set for itself. Take this step forward, and it will not reach those of 2025 nor those of 2030. This is the conclusion,...

A call for startups in sustainable innovation

The “ReShape: innovability to build a brighter future” call, launched by Enel for startups and SMEs around the world, will remain open until November 30, 2020. The energy multinati...

The new European Raw Materials Alliance

On September 29, the European Commission launched the European Raw Materials Alliance. The announcement follows the publication of the Action Plan on Critical Raw Materials, a far-...

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 Atlantic Ocean contains more plastic than we thought

Plastic, or rather microplastic is added to plastic. And the Atlantic Ocean is even more contaminated than we feared. This is demonstrated by a new study by Katsiaryna Pabortsava a...

Germany wants to charge suppliers of throwaway items for abandoned waste

Packaging, cigarette butts, plastic cups and all sorts of throwaway items carelessly abandoned on the street or in parks. How much does it cost to collect and dispose of them corre...

Stora Enso and Helsinki Olympic Stadium go green by promoting renewable materials

Stora Enso and Helsinki Olympic Stadium signed a partnership agreement to develop low-carbon, eco-friendly operations at the stadium by promoting the use of renewable materials and...

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...

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...

Metsà Spring and Itochu Corporation joined forces to build a textile fibre demo plant