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Superworms like styrofoam, and that's great news for plastic recycling

The gastronomic preferences of a beetle larvae open new avenues for the circular economy of plastics. From Australia has come news that the larvae of the Zophobas morio beetle, als...

An inter-regional network for the circular bioeconomy in the Alps

Seven nations and as many as forty-eight regions and self-governing provinces. The Alpine macro-region unites under the banner of a single agreement – the EU Strategy for the Alpin...

Even Leonardo DiCaprio is investing in the circular economy: the launch of the Regeneration.VC fund

Empower all consumers in the fight to reclaim our planet. This is the motto on the homepage of Regeneration.VC, a new venture capital company that has recently closed a first round...

Circular economy and digital passport for batteries: Battery Pass launched in Germany

At the intersection of the energy transition and the sustainable products revolution, the battery supply chain is one of the strategic hubs of the green revolution in the economy. ...

Sustainable packaging: Walmart launches the Circular Connector

"We don't have time to waste." With this imperative tagline, American retail giant Walmart launched its Circular Connector last April 11th. The goal: to accelerate innovation in t...

Six actions everyone can take to fight the climate crisis

It's time to take responsibility for the climate. This line may sound ominous, but it is actually good news. If in fact, as individuals, it's easy to feel powerless and surrender t...

Circular fashion: the Retex Green consortium for the management of textile waste in Italy is born

The year 2022 opens with good news for the circular transition of the fashion industry in Italy. Faced with the new obligation to separate collection of textile waste, which came i...

LanzaTech and Twelve partnered to produce world’s first polypropylene from CO2

Carbon transformation company Twelve and biotechnology company LanzaTech partnered to transform CO2 emissions into polypropylene, a key polymer used for medical devices including s...

Denmark invests 11 billion euros in the world's first green ammonia plant

The Danish Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP) awards 81 million DKK (app. 11 billion €) to the green ammonia project managed by the three partners Skovg...

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...