Climate change and depleting fossil fuels have stressed the importance of creating an economy based on renewable resources. In a sustainable bioeconomy, natural resources are produced and then converted along with waste streams into products such as food, animal feed, bio-based products and bioenergy.
Horizon 2020 project Premium Light Pro has been working since 2016 to support the uptake of LED lighting systems among public authorities and private companies across nine EU countries.
“The goal is simple: to ensure that, by 2030, all plastic packaging is reusable or recyclable, that more than half of EU plastic waste is recycled (today it is only 30%), and that demand for recycled plastics in Europe grows at least four-fold (today only 6% of the plastics used in products put on the EU market come from recycling). To support innovation in this field and guide future funding decisions, the Commission will develop a Strategic Research Innovation Agenda for Plastics. In the meantime, and by 2020, Horizon 2020 will have invested more than 350 million euros in plastics innovation.”