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30/10/2018
Eco-innovation needs global leadership and transnational collaboration, stress experts in their input into the next Asia-Europe Meeting Summit.  Created in 1996, the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) is today a respected platform for fostering dialogue and cooperation between two important regions in the...
30/10/2018
The concept of clusters has proved effective in the European Union as a way of bringing researchers and companies – especially smaller companies – together to explore approaches to resource efficiency. SMEs in particular can dramatically enhance their operations by working in clusters. In EU...
© Recyclass platform
02/10/2018
Plastics are versatile materials found in packaging, construction, transportation, equipment, furnishings, clothing, and other vital applications. Providing the conditions are right, they can (and should) play a key role in Europe’s circular economy. RecyClass, an online platform by Plastics...
Perspective du secteur Ouest © PBA-Vectuel-Studiosezz
02/08/2018
The future of urban planning might already be here, in the north west of Paris, on a 54 hectare site that used to be a railway yard behind Saint Lazare train station. A project to redevelop the site started in 2001. The intention was to create a village that would serve the 2012 Olympics, for which...
Danish initiative looks at chemicals that could prevent recycling of products
14/07/2016
Denmark's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published at the end of March 2016 the results of a study to define a methodology for identifying whether hazardous chemicals in products make it difficult to recycle those products (Kemiske stoffer i forbrugerprodukter, der kan hindre genanvendelse...
New report details water management good practices
14/07/2016
A European Commission-funded project has published a guide for city planners on how to tackle the four main water management issues that urban areas face: flooding, water scarcity, water conservation and water quality. The report, from the POWER project, analyses best practices in each of these...
InnovFin offers advice on financing research into cutting-edge technologies
13/07/2016
Eco-innovative companies could benefit from an advisory service attached to the European Union's InnovFin – EU Finance for Innovators initiative. The advisory service is targeted at large-scale projects that require a minimum of €15 million in research and innovation (R&I) investment, and that...
Manifesto maps out Europe's future bioeconomy
18/05/2016
A high-level conference held in Utrecht, the Netherlands in mid-April, under the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the European Union, has published a manifesto that sets out a roadmap for the development of the bioeconomy in the EU. The manifesto defines the bioeconomy as: “those parts of the...
Resource efficiency research projects close with joint final conference
31/03/2016
A pair of European Union-backed resource efficiency projects teamed up in February for a joint final conference that set out recommendations on the right combination of policies to create an effective framework for a circular economy. The two projects, DYNAMIX (DYNAmic policy MIXes for absolute...
Steps taken to eliminate barriers to the circular economy
31/03/2016
Two new initiatives, from the European Commission and the Dutch government respectively, aim to eliminate legal barriers that hold up the cross-border trade in raw materials obtained from waste, and illustrate the benefits for the circular economy of cooperation between regulators. This is in line...

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