Tagged with circular economy

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

The benefits and challenges of the circular economy

The benefits and challenges of the circular economy

European Environment Agency has recently published an important report to support the transition to a circular economy in Europe.   Circular economy to have considerable benefits, but challenges remain The environmental benefits of adopting a circular economy in Europe could be considerable – reducing waste, and minimising the continent’s heavy dependence on imports of raw … Continue reading

The European Commission adopts a new policy package to start the transition to the circular economy

The European Commission adopts a new policy package to start the transition to the circular economy

The European Commission recently adopted an ambitious new Circular Economy Package to help European businesses and consumers to make the transition to a stronger and more circular economy where resources are used in a more sustainable way. The proposed actions will contribute to “closing the loop” of product lifecycles through greater recycling and re-use, and … Continue reading