Tagged with circular economy

EEA briefings show reuse and recycling are key to tackling Europe’s waste problem and to foster a more circular economy

EEA briefings show reuse and recycling are key to tackling Europe’s waste problem and to foster a more circular economy

Improved circular and climate-friendly business models and policies to boost reuse and recycling, plus improved consumer awareness will help the European Union tackle the growing problem posed by plastic, battery, electronic and textile waste, according to two European Environment Agency (EEA) briefings published recently.   Reuse and recycling are key to tackling Europe’s waste problem … Continue reading

New report from the European Environment Agency on the circular economy

New report from the European Environment Agency on the circular economy

Circular material use can minimise waste and resource extraction, improve resource efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and contribute to conserving biodiversity. However, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report, published this week, circular economy initiatives in Europe are still at an early stage and would benefit from more investments in upscaling promising innovations and … Continue reading

The circular economy comes to the wind industry

The circular economy comes to the wind industry

The wind industry has rapidly expanded and as it has evolved, often wind turbines are replaced by larger ones. George Marsh writes on the Renewable Energy Focus website about what happens with turbine blades that are replaced. Given that there are already an estimated 345,000 utility scale wind turbines installed around the world (based on … Continue reading