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How the bio-based industry is key to the EU’s green recovery

According to a new report, strong European bio-based industries will allow the EU to accelerate the green economic recovery and the transition towards climate neutrality.
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The Race to Zero – Triggering a Green Recovery

The race to net-zero carbon and a green recovery is on, and here, Prof. Dr. Raimund Bleischwitz explains how this will require systems thinking.
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Plans for Europe’s raw materials supply to be more secure and sustainable

The European Commission is introducing an Action Plan on critical raw materials to aid the transition to a more secure and sustainable supply chain.
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Compostable plastics: Bio-Mi shares its R&D know-how

Bio-Mi from Croatia shares its expert knowledge when it comes to the compostable plastics industry in South East Europe, including insights into their exciting R&D activities.
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Industrial policy including secure access to raw materials for batteries

Carlos Trias Pintó explains the European Economic and Social Committee’s stance on industrial policy, including strategies to secure access to raw materials for batteries.
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Green and digital transition: More resilience and sustainable jobs for the EU

Virginijus Sinkevičius, European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, explains the new Circular Economy Action Plan and argues that the green and digital transition can bring more resilience and sustainable jobs for the EU.
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Europe’s Green Deal makes progress despite COVID-19

Open Access Government investigates the strides being made by Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal Frans Timmermans and the Commission to work towards the Green Deal’s ambitious goals during COVID-19.
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Are bio-based solutions in the automotive industry the way forward?

Michal Skwierczyński, Coordinator of the BioMotive project, explores the benefits of bio-based solutions for both automotive and wider industries post COVID-19.
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Next Generation EU: Will the COVID-19 aid package work?

Experts say the post-pandemic rebuild needs to be sustainable: Next Generation EU is a COVID-19 aid package that promises to be green.

‘Luminaire of the Future’ aims to revolutionise the European lighting industry

Here, Project Coordinator of “Repro-light” Wilfred Pohl explains how the customisable and sustainable ‘Luminaire of the Future’ aims to revolutionise European lighting in the workplace.
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Constant reinvention: The strategic locational importance of Swindon and Wiltshire

Paddy Bradley, Director of Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership, underlines the strategic locational importance of Swindon and Wiltshire in the UK.
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Environment priorities in Denmark: Nature, climate and green agenda

Lea Wermelin, Minister for the Environment, Denmark, argues that if we want to lead the way, we have to start with ourselves when it comes to nature, climate and a green agenda.
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Pop-Machina: The breakthrough of the circular maker movement in Europe

Kris Bachus and Julie Metta from the HIVA Research Institute of KU Leuven, Belgium, present Pop-Machina, a Horizon 2020 Innovation project that promotes circular maker communities in urban areas.
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HYDROUSA: Water loops with regenerative business models for the Mediterranean

Here, Simos Malamis explains the HYDROUSA project, which seeks to innovate wastewater treatment and create regenerative business models in the Mediterranean region.
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The European Green Deal: Biodiversity can’t wait

President of the Study Group on The sustainable economy we need at EESC, Josep Puxeu Rocamora, argues that when it comes to the European Green Deal, biodiversity cannot wait.
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The environment: A focus on deposit return schemes to increase recycling

Rebecca Pow MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs in the UK, states the case for real change when it comes to the environment, including introducing deposit return schemes to increase recycling and clamp down on litter.
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Recycling and waste in Scotland: Leading the UK on a deposit return scheme

Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme is charted here by Zero Waste Scotland’s Deposit Return Programme Manager, David Barnes in this recycling focus.
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Rebooting the economic engine: Fostering healthy economic development

Jocelyn Blériot – Executive Lead, International Institutions & Governments, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, shares his thoughts on how fostering healthy economic development while addressing the challenges faced on the environmental front involves co-creation mechanisms between the private and the public sector.
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The importance of building a sustainable brand

Here, we explore the importance of building a sustainable brand and what you have to know to achieve one.
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New report shows global progress towards eliminating plastic pollution

The scale of global efforts to eliminate plastic pollution has been revealed in a new report published by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with the UN Environment Programme.

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