Environment

Experts interviews

11/02/2019
DyeCoo, based in Weesp near Amsterdam, is a leader in water-free and chemical-free textile dyeing. The company’s technology uses carbon dioxide instead of water in the dyeing process, effectively freeing textile dyeing companies from reliance on water resources that might be limited and...
02/01/2019
Alfredo Balmaceda has worked for over 20 years on environmental sustainability and circular economy issues, well before the terms meant much to the average person. A civil engineer (PhD) and chemical and environmental expert by trade, he has spearheaded municipal, national, regional and EU projects...
02/01/2019
The European Union’s Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) is a methodology to calculate the overall environmental impact of products. It aims to enable the provision of reliable and comparable information on products, and therefore to foster a single market in the EU for green goods. Work on the...
30/10/2018
Stef Denayeris a master navigator. Today, he is negotiating his way around Brussels ahead of a 9:30 meeting while talking to EcoAP News about the importance of eco-innovation and cleantech in an evolving political and environmental landscape. Two decades ago, he helped Van Gansewinkel Group, the...
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02/10/2018
Plastic is everywhere, with about 380 million tonnes produced worldwide in 2015, up from 2 million tonnes in the 1950s. Only an estimated 15% is collected and recycled, while plastic that is not properly treated poses a serious environmental threat. An OECD report published in May (Improving...
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02/08/2018
Finding better ways to tackle air pollution is crucial to the future of the urban environment. In Paris, the city authorities and a number of companies involved in mobility and energy established in September 2017 Airlab as an innovation accelerator that would experiment with and identify the most...
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11/05/2018
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe’s Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution is a framework for European, North American and Central Asian countries to cooperate on tackling the pollutants that cause negative effects on human health and ecosystems, such as ammonia,...
How to unleash investment in the circular economy
05/12/2016
Frido Kraanen is Principal Director Societal Impact for Dutch pensions service provider PGGM [https://www.pggm.nl/]. He was a speaker at the 20th European Forum on Eco-innovation, which took place in Tallinn, Estonia on 26-28 October 2016. Here, he discusses lessons learned by PGGM in redirecting...
EIB encouragement for circular economy financing: interview with Shiva Dustdar
10/10/2016
The European Investment Bank's (EIB) InnovFin Advisory service received requests from the European Commission's Research and Innovation Directorate General (DG R&I) and from the government of Luxembourg to study issues related to risk financing for circular economy projects. The result was a...
BRE Global: engaging with companies in the UK
10/10/2016
Although relatively new to ETV verification, BRE Global has established a firm foundation in this area, working with a number of companies that are now nearly ready to field-test their new products. We asked John Holden of BRE Global about the company’s ETV scheme.    Q. Tell us about BRE Global...

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