We can live without Friday happy hours at the bar, seeing a show at the local theater, or, much to our dismay, a weekend outing to our local beach or park. But there’s no compromising a healthy well-balanced diet. In a new reality dominated by takeout, delivery, and empty shelves at the grocery store, finding a sustainable and healthy meal for your family can be a struggle.
Enterprise Europe Network supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) on their path to green business models and sustainable initiatives. The Danish SME Nortech Solutions is a case in point. With the Network’s aid, Nortech teamed up with a Czech company to launch a successful green business in 2019. Fast-forward to today, the Network’s sustainability advisers are helping small businesses develop strategies that build long-term value and reduce risk. As the severe effects of climate change are becoming increasingly apparent, entrepreneurs have to quickly adapt to new challenges and opportunities. Building international partnerships is one way for SMEs to pivot to new markets, accelerate innovation and rethink their strategies. Enterprise Europe Network’s advisers are here to help.
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Toxins from old computers, fridges and other electronic goods are polluting chicken eggs in an area where 80,000 people live…
Plastic is a global scourge and accounts for up to 12 percent of Thailand’s total waste every year, amounting to a total of 2 tons according to the Pollution Control Department. Pollution — a related issue given the toxins released when plastic waste is burned or dumped into waterways — presents a range of problems for Thailand. Thailand’s air includes two times the limits set by the World Health Organization for dangerous chemicals, and 32,000 premature deaths in Thailand were attributed to air pollution in 2020. Moreover, the country is ranked sixth in the list of the world’s worst offenders for dumping plastic waste into the sea according to Siam Commercial Bank’s Economic Intelligence Center. Tackling these interconnected issues quickly will take systemic change — and new ways of engaging and collaborating among stakeholders across the entire value chain — from policymakers and producers to consumers.