Latest news on Circular Economy

2020 Technology Pioneers
Circular EconomyClimateICT

2020 Technology Pioneers

Future headline-makers addressing global issues

The WEF’s Technology Pioneers include 100 leaders in carbon capture, alternative meat, circular economies, food security and financial access, to name a few. Brazil-based CargoX, for example, digitises trucking to optimize logistics that can improve the livelihood of truckers.

Discover all pioneers >
Source: World Economic Forum
Making infrastructure smart
Circular EconomyClimateICT

Making infrastructure smart

People, connectivity, sustainability and digitalisation

COVID has been a cruel teacher, yet we must heed its lessons. And if we think that COVID has been bad, climate change will be worse. That’s why we must up our game on systems-thinking in every sector, including the built environment.

Get all the facts >
Source: World Economic Forum
Accelerating sustainable development
Circular EconomyHealthICT

Accelerating sustainable development

3 areas where blockchain could be an SDG game changer

Building resilient and transparent supply chains is one area where blockchain could be an SDG game changer. Pilots include the deployment of blockchain technology by AB InBev to facilitate transparency in pricing around locally sourced crops for which farmers had been historically underpaid.

Discover more areas >
Source: World Economic Forum
Sustainable crop production
Circular EconomyFood

Sustainable crop production

Using old mattresses to grow vegetables

Over 1500 Syrian refugees use mattress foam and recycled cups to build a hydroponic farming system for growing herbs and vegetables. Using 70 to 80% less water than traditional methods, this system could help other communities in dry climates to farm sustainably.

Watch the video >
Source: World Economic Forum
Sustainable foam production
Circular Economy

Sustainable foam production

Chemical recycling of used mattresses

BASF is starting pilot tests of its new chemical recycling process for used mattresses. By recovering raw materials with a quality comparable to that of virgin raw materials, BASF will be able to produce new foam with a significantly lower carbon footprint.

Check out how >
Source: Live Circular
Microplastic pollution
Circular Economy

Microplastic pollution

Smallest particles no longer slipping through the net

Microplastics occur in our food and drinking water, and at least the smaller specimens are absorbed into the body during digestion. A breakthrough development enables to evaluate their possible effect on different ecosystems and on human health in particular.

Discover how >
Source: VITO