EXTR:ACT – Driving Value for multimaterial recycling, the pan-European platform created by BillerudKorsnäs, Elopak, SIG Combibloc, Stora Enso and Tetra Pak, all members of the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE), has announced the nomination of EXTR:ACT’s Managing Director, Michael Brandl.
Raw materials university days are events that aim:
- to raise awareness of the huge potential of European raw materials and their importance for our everyday lives
- to encourage young people to study a raw materials -related discipline
- to promote skills and employment in raw materials
Thursday, April 11, 2019 – FEAD gathered Circular Economy’s key players, policy makers, key stakeholders, the European Parliament, the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee for a brainstorming workshop on April 9, “From Setting Recycling Targets to Achieving Them”. Participants were split into groups to address the question: how can the private waste management industry and EU funding help the 14 member states falling short of their 2020 objectives, set out in the Waste Framework Directive, reach their 50% recycling target, and in general, the EU to achieve the recycling targets of the circular economy Package? The results of the fruitful event will be released this April. In an interview, FEAD’s president shares his views on how the question could be answered.
Despite the harsh environment, a few innovative companies find markets for their new bio-based building blocks, chemicals and polymers. This event will introduce you to the technology leaders our planet needs for a sustainable future.
The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot in collaboration with Saint-Gobain is promoting a matchmaking event in Paris on 22-23 May. Companies funded by the EIC pilot and working in advanced materials and innovative manufacturing technologies are invited to pitch their business ideas and unlock growth opportunities.
The latest instalment of Orgalim’s Technology at Heart profiles Portugal – the Iberian nation with a proud tradition as a metal technology heavyweight. This edition details how Portuguese metal tech firms confronted by crisis in 2008 managed to find new opportunities through a twin strategy of innovation and internationalisation, becoming major players in European value chains and delivering a serious boost to their home economy.