The University of Cambridge (UK) is running a sector-wide workshop on "Speeding up the Transition to Closed Loop Synthetic Fibre Recycling by 2030". It will help industry experts and policy makers co-create strategic policy solutions on how to speed up the transition away from the use of virgin and non-closed loop sources of synthetics towards a full closed loop textile recycling system across the European Union.
The workshop will be held online from 11:00 to 15:00 (London time) on Tuesday 28 February 2023.
The EU is facing increasingly serious societal, environmental and climate challenges. EuRIC is uniquely placed to bridge circularity and climate neutrality. However, regulations and policies are hindering the sector's ability to tackle these societal challenges in partnership with the EU.
Join EuRIC in Brussels on 30 March for a high-level conference that will unite European policymakers and recycling experts from across the circular economy value chain.
The tExtended European project has come up with an innovative approach to recycling textile waste by developing a knowledge-based masterplan for optimised recycling of discarded textiles. The research combines recycling, waste-valorisation and data technologies to maximise the impact.
Twenty organisations from 10 countries have collaborated to create economically feasible and sustainable solutions for reducing waste in the textiles industry.
The World Circular Economy Forum 2023 will be held in Helsinki from 30 May to 2 June 2023. This global collaboration forum is co-organised by Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra and Nordic Innovation, with international partners. It will attract more than 2 000 leading circular economy players in the world to Finland to find circular solutions that can help our economies fit within the boundaries of nature. Part of the programme will also be accessible online.
Rare earth elements are strategically important for the EU to sustain and accelerate its green and digital transition, particularly due to their use in permanent magnets. Rare earth permanent magnets are critical components in wind turbines and electric vehicles, as well as home appliances and consumer electronics.
However, faced with an expected surge in demand, limited domestic manufacturing capacity, high import dependency and rising geopolitical tensions, the EU’s ability to meet the future demand for rare earth magnets is at risk.
This report examines the barriers hindering the establishment of a viable magnet recycling chain in the EU, whilst estimating the extent to which recycling could offset the coming increase in demand for rare earth magnets.
During a hybrid seminar organised by Foodvalley NL on 14 February 2023, questions concerning, for example, the consumer's perceptions and expectations on upcycled food will be tackled and the potential impact of circular food concepts by creating an optimal outreach to the market and the consumer will be explored with the help of experts of the Upcycled Food Association (UFA) and Innova Market Insights, and several partners of the Upcycling Community.
The Circular Navarre Catalogue 2022 is an update of the showcasing booklet published in 2020 and in 2021. This new edition includes 50 organisations - based on circular business models - in the Spanish Navarre region, looking for international cooperation.
The platform I4R enables information exchange between producers of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and recyclers of waste from EEE (WEEE). Aimed mainly at EEE producers, recyclers and preparing for re-use operators, I4R provides data about the presence and location of materials and components that need separate treatment according to the Annex VII of the Directive 2012/19/EU on WEEE.
I4R also allows EEE producers to comply with art.15 of the Directive, requesting producers to provide information about preparation for re-use and treatment of EEE placed for first time on the EU market.