Summer festival organisers are hard at work during the festival season, and public authorities often purchase the suppliers and services used. LIFE GreenFEST is helping administrations to adopt greener buying measures through more sustainable tenders.
Original title: Plan Juncker: La Banque européenne d’investissement investit 80 millions d’euros dans le fonds Eiffel Essentiel
Ursula von der Leyen, president-elect of the European Commission, set her team’s political priorities for the next five years. A European Green Deal, outlining more ambitious action on climate and biodiversity crises, is at the heart of her agenda. European policies have long tackled environmental degradation and climate change with some success and some failures. Supported by growing calls for action by the public, this new policy term — with the new European Commission and Parliament — provides a unique opportunity to scale up and speed up a green and just transition for Europe.
Once again the European Commission will take part in Ecomondo, the annual trade fair for the green and circular economy. The expo will take place in Rimini, Italy from 5 to 8 November 2019. It will bring together all sectors of the circular economy, from material and energy recovery to sustainable development.
A summary of the Committee’s exchange of views is now available.
A pilot project in Heraklion, Crete, has turned 1.5 tonnes of leftover hotel food per day into animal feed. Now in its full-scale operation, LIFE Food For Feed expects to expand even further, making a significant contribution to the national waste management plan.
Cabin waste recycling is a difficult task onboard flights, where space is limited and waste is mixed together. The Zero Cabin Waste project wants to change the model by demonstrating a new waste management approach – from the cabin to the recycling plant.
The second day of the informal meeting of EU environment and climate ministers focused on expanding the circular economy into new areas. The ministers discussed the solutions offered by the circular economy to mitigate climate change and halt the loss of biodiversity.
Agricultural waste represents a huge pool of untapped resources that can be turned into valuable assets with many potential industrial applications. An EU-funded project is looking for innovative approaches to convert the growing amount of human-produced agricultural waste into eco-efficient, bio-based products.