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Working towards sustainability in Taiwan

As sustainability becomes more and more vital to achieving a circular economy, Open Access Government discusses the work of Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration (EPA).
SmartMushroom Project

Smart Management of spent mushroom substrate to lead the MUSHROOM sector towards a circular...

The project aims to obtain a pelletized organic fertilizer from Spent Mushroom Substrate by implementing circular economy process.
dairy industry, plants

Circular economy in the dairy industry: Processing wastes to P-rich bio-based fertilisers

Sergio Ponsá talks about the valorization of the wastes generated by the dairy industry to recover phosphorous, a relevant macronutrient for plant growth that currently depends on a critical raw material.
a british european partnership, bartlett

Towards a British-European partnership on a circular economy

The United Kingdom is about to leave the EU – but there are opportunities to rebuild a strong partnership around a more circular economy, states Professor Raimund Bleischwitz, Director of UCL Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources.

Bio-based smart packaging for enhanced preservation of food quality

The Biosmart project aims to reduce the food that is thrown away, developing biobased compostable or recyclable packaging, including sensors to monitor food shelf-life plus functional and barrier coatings, as Dr Amaya Igartua from Fundación TEKNIKER explains.
improved forest management

Improved forest management through new technologies and digital transformation

Rasmus Astrup from TECH4EFFECT project and the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), details the rudiments of improved forest management through new technologies and digital transformation.
circular economy, green deal

The circular economy: A recipe for success

Maria Nikolopoulou, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee, details why the circular economy is a recipe for success.
environmental priorities

How is Denmark remaining focussed on its environmental priorities?

Open Access Government tracks the recent work of Denmark’s Ministry of the Environment, as it becomes an independent Ministry splitting from the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries.
public and private

In the service of climate: SSEC works with public and private actors

Here, SSEC detail their work with public and private actors in the service of climate, including comment on circular sustainable systems for the production of both food and feed.
fish side streams

Nutritional and health benefits of dietary products made from fish side streams

Katerina Kousoulaki, Christos Tsatsanis, Tone-Kari K. Østbye and Francisco J. Barba of the AQUABIOPRO-FIT project discuss the health benefits of dietary products made from fish side streams.
bio-based composites

SSUCHY: EU-project develops more sustainable & advanced bio-based composites

Vincent Placet, Research Engineer at the UFC/FEMTO Institute of Besançon, (France) and Coordinator of the EU project SSUCHY, highlights achievements in sustainable & advanced bio-based composites.
bio-based fertilisers

Bio-based fertilisers: A potential move towards the circular economy?

Aarthi Janakiraman, Research Manager, Chemicals and Advanced Materials at TechVision, Frost & Sullivan, analyses bio-based fertilisers and ponders if they are a potential move towards the circular economy.
offshore wind capacity, climate

European Commission pledges 60GW offshore wind capacity by 2030

The Commission has proposed a specific goal for their ambitions of climate neutrality by 2050, which is bringing offshore wind capacity up to 60GW by 2030.
global plastic waste, UKRI

UKRI funds £20 million to address global plastic waste problem

The global plastic waste situation will receive an investment of £20 million from UKRI - research partnerships will begin with 11 countries.
bio-based

Circular bio‐based industries: Driving Europe’s green recovery

Here, Executive Director at Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) Philippe Mengal maps out what the future holds for the bio-based sector, explaining the numerous benefits of a circular bioeconomy for Europe.
circular economy for plastic, green deal

EU Green Deal: Creating a circular economy for plastics

Jennifer Perr, Sustainability Director at Hi-Cone explains how the EU Green Deal can impact the packaging industry and transform plastic use for a more sustainable future.
circular economy framework

A circular economy framework could aid financial recovery from COVID-19

A group of researchers led by WMG, University of Warwick believe that adopting a circular economy framework would help the world’s economy to recover from the effects of COVID-19.
importance of Swindon and Wiltshire

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.
eu bio based, green recovery

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.
a green recovery

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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