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Science_technology

Takeaway: Zero waste from green waste

This flower pot is made with a new bioplastic Instead of oil, it is made with waste from the legume industry Vegetal proteins and fibers are extracted and mixed with biopolymer This eco-friendly mater

This flower pot is made with a new bioplastic Instead of oil, it is made with waste from the legume industry Vegetal proteins and fibers are extracted and mixed with biopolymer This eco-friendly mater

Business

The rebirth of construction waste in Slovenia

This week on Business Planet we investigate how Slovenia is tackling construction and demolition waste, thanks to the European project REBIRTH.

This week on Business Planet we investigate how Slovenia is tackling construction and demolition waste, thanks to the European project REBIRTH.

Science_technology

The future of food technology

In a special edition of Futuris, we investigate how scientists and engineers are helping farmers and food entrepreneurs across Europe.

In a special edition of Futuris, we investigate how scientists and engineers are helping farmers and food entrepreneurs across Europe.

Business

Waste not, want not: boosting business with leftover food

Unleashing the power of the collaborative economy to fight food waste, while creating new business opportunities at the same time.

Unleashing the power of the collaborative economy to fight food waste, while creating new business opportunities at the same time.

Science_technology

Replacing oil in plastics production with organic waste

Oil is vital for far more than just energy; it is at the heart of the plastics family, but as waste it is highly polluting. Now Spanish scientists are creating a new generation of organic plastics tha

Oil is vital for far more than just energy; it is at the heart of the plastics family, but as waste it is highly polluting. Now Spanish scientists are creating a new generation of organic plastics tha

Science_technology

Takeaway: eco-friendly plastics

Plastic packaging can be safe for the environment These bottles are made from vegetable materials They are biodegradable and

Plastic packaging can be safe for the environment These bottles are made from vegetable materials They are biodegradable and

Science_technology

From peelings to pork - animal feed reimagined

In this week’s Futuris we look at an ambitious research project appears to have set out to prove the old adage that ‘you are what you eat’ by

In this week’s Futuris we look at an ambitious research project appears to have set out to prove the old adage that ‘you are what you eat’ by

Science_technology

Takeaway: from peelings to pork

Cute, aren´t they? Every day, these piglets eat a special menu… … a mix of cereals, soy and olive waste. Researchers want to understand if

Cute, aren´t they? Every day, these piglets eat a special menu… … a mix of cereals, soy and olive waste. Researchers want to understand if

Science_technology

Palestinian engineer develops affordable gas generator powered by waste

In Israel, a Palestinian engineer's startup is launching a new biogas generator. Although it is not a revolutionary process, and is already widely-used around the world, this machine is the simplest a

In Israel, a Palestinian engineer's startup is launching a new biogas generator. Although it is not a revolutionary process, and is already widely-used around the world, this machine is the simplest a

News

What is the EU’s drive for a circular economy all about?

The European Commission is set to unveil long-awaited measures on Wednesday, December 2, aimed at boosting the idea of a circular economy in the

The European Commission is set to unveil long-awaited measures on Wednesday, December 2, aimed at boosting the idea of a circular economy in the

Europe

What can I do as a consumer to prevent food waste?

This week on Utalk, a question from Olivier in Brussels: “90 million tonnes of food are thrown away in the European Union every year. What can we do

This week on Utalk, a question from Olivier in Brussels: “90 million tonnes of food are thrown away in the European Union every year. What can we do

Science_technology

Say cheese: the whey forward in renewable plastics

Whey from cheese production and other agricultural waste can be a valuable raw material for new biodegradable plastic. A European research project

Whey from cheese production and other agricultural waste can be a valuable raw material for new biodegradable plastic. A European research project

Culture

South African artist paints with fire and plastic waste

Hard at work in his Johannesburg studio, South African artist “Mbongeni Buthelezi“http://www.plastic-arts.net/: is busy making something from

Hard at work in his Johannesburg studio, South African artist “Mbongeni Buthelezi“http://www.plastic-arts.net/: is busy making something from

News

Why are bin bags black?

Typically, the polythene bags used to dispose of general household waste are coloured black. Why is that? The answer is in the recycling, because

Typically, the polythene bags used to dispose of general household waste are coloured black. Why is that? The answer is in the recycling, because

Nocomment

Recycled orchestra begins a mini-tour

An orchestra plays music with intruments made with garbage in Barcelona on Sunday (28 December). This orchestra was constructed out of the things we

An orchestra plays music with intruments made with garbage in Barcelona on Sunday (28 December). This orchestra was constructed out of the things we

News

Indonesia: Recycling for free healthcare

Healthcare for Indonesia’s 250 million people is a costly expense. However, a new initiative by a young doctor is proving popular in low-income

Healthcare for Indonesia’s 250 million people is a costly expense. However, a new initiative by a young doctor is proving popular in low-income

Science_technology

Putting a green twist on food packaging

The materials used in food packaging are changing. In France, the European Succipack project is now using plant matter to make a greener, longer-lasting product.

The materials used in food packaging are changing. In France, the European Succipack project is now using plant matter to make a greener, longer-lasting product.

Business

Upgrade to the circular economy

In Dublin, Ireland, like everywhere else in the world, electronics consumption is growing rapidly, as is the associated waste. But one small

In Dublin, Ireland, like everywhere else in the world, electronics consumption is growing rapidly, as is the associated waste. But one small