Three ways in which football is helping to recycle plastic

By |oktober 31st, 2019|Adidas, circular economy, clothing, Euro 2020, FIFA, foorball, News, Plastic recycling, plastics, UEFA|

Sports events organisers are becoming more aware of the environmental impact they have and therefore are trying to be more sustainable, including by reducing and reusing plastics. 

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Brave new food world

By |oktober 29th, 2019|circular economy, EU Food Policy, Farm to Fork, food supply chain, Manifesto Report, News, sustainable food production, traceability|

At the dawn of a new legislative term, Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen seems determined to increase the ambition on a new integrated food strategy that will involve the entire food supply chain, from farm soils to supermarket shelves.

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French parliament to mull law to cut consumer waste

By |september 24th, 2019|circular economy, France, News, Packaging waste, Waste and recycling|

France's parliament will from Tuesday (25 September) debate legislation seeking to move the country closer to its ambition of a low-waste future, forcing electronics firms to use second-hand materials and cutting down on plastic refuse.

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First ‘millennial’ Commissioner to address challenges for Generation Z

By |september 12th, 2019|Biodiversity, circular economy, environment, European Green Deal, fisheries, Frans Timmermans, illegal fishing, Microplastics, News, oceans, Virginijus Sinkevičius|

Putting the youngest ever Commissioner-designate in charge of managing the most fearful threats for future generations of Europeans, such as environment protection and oceans' conservation, is the biggest gamble Ursula von der Leyen took in composing h...

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Forest Green Rovers, the world greenest football club

By |julij 10th, 2019|circular economy, Climate Change, football, Forest Green Rovers, News, sustainability, UN climate strategy|

A vegan menu, bamboo-made t-shirts, an organic pitch, a stadium 100% powered with renewable energy… in less than a decade, the Forest Green Rovers has become the first carbon-neutral club in the world. EURACTIV interviewed its manager.

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France’s newly implemented deposit-return scheme receives strong criticism

By |junij 25th, 2019|circular economy, deposit system, FEDEREC, News, Waste and recycling|

A deposit-return scheme not yet launched in France is already being strongly criticised by local authorities and recyclers, who consider it ineffective and regret not having been sufficiently consulted about it. EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'Environnement reports.

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Consumer co-operatives: A retail force for a prosper & sustainable Europe [Promoted content]

By |junij 6th, 2019|circular economy, consumer co-operatives, EU food and consumers policy, European elections 2019, food policy, food sustainability, News|

For 175 years, co-operatives have successfully used commercial efforts to generate social value. Yet, their model is not sufficiently promoted. The Single Market & local communities will benefit if this changes.

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EU official: Households will save €500 a year from existing EU energy-saving laws

By |marec 1st, 2019|appliances, circular economy, Energy efficiency, News|

The European Commission has put changes in place that are making household appliances more energy efficient and recyclable. But the key will be in implementation of these rules, says the Commission's director for Industrial transformation.

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Driving EU industry: Standing up to societal challenges

By |februar 7th, 2019|circular economy, Climate Change, News, Orgalim, sustainability, Sustainable Development Goals, Vision 2030|

In late January, the EU Commissioner for Climate Action Miguel Arias Cañete delivered a speech as part of a Post-COP24 High Level Debate, in which he drew attention to the bloc’s 2030 climate and energy goals and the EU's role in the global fight against climate change.

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Japanese village hits 81% recycling rate, aims for 100% by 2020

By |februar 4th, 2019|circular economy, energy and environment, Japan, News, recycling, waste management|

A Japanese village aims to be the first zero waste municipality in the world by 2020 and has already reached an 81% recycling rate. A member of the Japanese Zero Waste Academy told EURACTIV that the feat is replicable elsewhere.

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