SAPEA’s comprehensive review of the evidence on Europe’s food system finds that it is not enough simply to increase productivity in a sustainable way. We also need to change from linear mass consumption to a more circular economy — which will mean changing our norms, habits and routines.
This study presents two different approaches to address topics on one hand related to sustainability defined by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and on the other hand topics related to the Societal Grand Challenges (SGCs) and Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) defined by EU Horizon2020.
Rick Hindley, executive director at Alupro, says a ‘carefully designed’ deposit return scheme (DRS) could position the UK as a world leader in waste management – maximising environmental impact, embracing existing systems and maintaining competitiveness within the packaging industry.
Thai researchers have developed a portable device – whimsically shaped like a chilli pepper – that can assess how ‘hot’ a pepper will be by detecting how much capsaicin it contains. Chilli peppers are a popular food ingredient around the world. But all types of chillis contain different levels of capsaicin. This is a compound that gives chilli peppers their kick and may give a palate-singeing burn to people not used to spicy foods.
Globally, sector of agriculture (crop and livestock productions) accounts for about one-third of gross domestic production (GDP). In addition, agriculture is the main source of income for farmers in most developing countries.
One of the most polluting industries, denim has been closely watched for its adverse environmental impacts. This has led the industry to accelerate sustainability innovations and inspire the fashion industry towards a greener and cleaner future.
Sustainable is sexy. Words like re-use, recycle, upcycle, repurpose, and reimagine are part of our daily vocabulary as we work to reduce our footprint on this planet. But turning car parts into wearable style? Even the most creative brain probably doesn’t go there. But Hyundai did. Meet Re:Style 2020.
After its first year of operation, the Joint Initiative on Circular Economy provided €2.7 billion of long-term financing for projects that will help accelerate the transition towards a circular economy.
Environmental caution is an attitude must adopt if we want to achieve the challenging climate change targets set by the government. At a time where climate change is reaching a peak, actions have to be taken.
University of Leeds/Kirklees Council joint workshop Circular economy is about creating a more social, resilient and sustainable economy. It is about moving away from an economy that relies on overconsumption and waste, and instead aims to make better use of materials, components and products.
Colloquium: “Healthy eating and Sustainable Food Production and Consumption” Speaker: Gara Villalba, ICTA-UAB researcher Date: Thursday, October 29th 2020 Time: 15.30 h Venue: Live streaming here From 28 to 30 October, the UPF is organizing the virtual conference WeDiscover Days Barcelona, within the framework of the project Eutopia.
The history of science shows us over and over again that, in order for any species to survive, it needs to be able to adapt to changing environments. The same, of course goes for business. For me, in essence, this is what sustainable business means – how we adapt and position ourselves in order to survive when resources are becoming scarcer by the day and consumers more demanding by the minute.
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Thailand’s charming destinations Chiang Khan in Loei and Nan Old City in Nan have been listed among the “2020 Sustainable Top 100 Destinations.” around the world by Green Destinations, a non-profit foundation for sustainable destination development and recognition based in Leiden, The Netherlands.
There are a rising number of Sustainable Restaurants in Cheltenham, whose chefs and restaurant owners are focusing on reducing any negative impacts on the environment and society as well as producing fantastic food and drink.
When George Schneider decided to sell his home this spring, Opendoor made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. Schneider had paid $76,750 for his three-bedroom stucco house in the Phoenix suburbs a decade earlier. Opendoor, the iBuying startup backed by SoftBank and Lennar, was willing to pay him $225,000, all-cash.
After its first year of operation, the Joint Initiative on Circular Economy provided €2.7 billion of long-term financing for projects that will help accelerate the transition towards a circular economy. This initiative launched by the six largest public financial institutions in the EU aims to finance at least €10 billion of investments to support the circular economy over five years (2019-2023).
Scientists have discovered that biodegradable glitter is no better for the environment than its microplastic counterpart.
In a first-of-its-kind study, Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), Cambridge, found these so-called ‘eco-friendly’ sparkly accessories are just as detrimental to the environment as plastic ones and are damaging rivers and lakes.