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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Costa Concordia making good progress on last voyage to Genoa

Authorities say the wreck of the Costa Concordia is making good progress on its last voyage from the Tuscan island of Giglio to Genoa. The ship

Authorities say the wreck of the Costa Concordia is making good progress on its last voyage from the Tuscan island of Giglio to Genoa. The ship

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Costa Concordia on the cusp of its final journey

Manoeuvres have begun to remove the wreckage of the Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia from Giglio island. Tug boats is swinging the

Manoeuvres have begun to remove the wreckage of the Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia from Giglio island. Tug boats is swinging the

Science_technology

Recycled glass is not just green, it also pays off

In the EU, seven out of 10 bottles are recycled, but it is far from easy. First, the bottles must be sorted. Euronews watched the process as a

In the EU, seven out of 10 bottles are recycled, but it is far from easy. First, the bottles must be sorted. Euronews watched the process as a

Science_technology

From crab shells to raw materials

Crab is a culinary delicacy most of which ends up in the bin. In this edition of Futuris we look at the uses can we find for the hundreds of

Crab is a culinary delicacy most of which ends up in the bin. In this edition of Futuris we look at the uses can we find for the hundreds of

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Do you know: can crab shells be toxic?

Nobody can deny that disposing of crustacean shells (crabs, lobsters, shrimps) usually doesn’t smell very good. But there’s no need to be crabby

Nobody can deny that disposing of crustacean shells (crabs, lobsters, shrimps) usually doesn’t smell very good. But there’s no need to be crabby

Science_technology

Longer life for broken eggs

Every day dozens of tons of eggshells are wasted in Europe. They can be recycled into plastics, cosmetics or even food supplements, but there is a

Every day dozens of tons of eggshells are wasted in Europe. They can be recycled into plastics, cosmetics or even food supplements, but there is a

Science_technology

Do you know: are broken eggs a threat?

The healthy egg you may be about to eat can indeed become toxic. Don´t panic: not its yolk. But its shell. Membranes attached to the mineral

The healthy egg you may be about to eat can indeed become toxic. Don´t panic: not its yolk. But its shell. Membranes attached to the mineral

Science_technology

African inventor makes 3D printer from scrap

Kodjo Afate Gnikou has imagination, talent and ambition. Using rails and belts from old scanners, the case of a discarded desktop computer and

Kodjo Afate Gnikou has imagination, talent and ambition. Using rails and belts from old scanners, the case of a discarded desktop computer and

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Aviation: from scrap to eco-design

What happens to a plane after it touches down for the very last time? After millions of air miles, the workhorses of the sky become simply a mass of

What happens to a plane after it touches down for the very last time? After millions of air miles, the workhorses of the sky become simply a mass of