In a special edition of Futuris, we investigate how scientists and engineers are helping farmers and food entrepreneurs across Europe.
This initiative provides work to some 100 Kenyans and part of the profits go to ocean conservation projects.
Unleashing the power of the collaborative economy to fight food waste, while creating new business opportunities at the same time.
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
Plastic packaging can be safe for the environment These bottles are made from vegetable materials They are biodegradable and
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
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
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
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
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
Whey from cheese production and other agricultural waste can be a valuable raw material for new biodegradable plastic. A European research project
Hard at work in his Johannesburg studio, South African artist “Mbongeni Buthelezi“http://www.plastic-arts.net/: is busy making something from
Typically, the polythene bags used to dispose of general household waste are coloured black. Why is that? The answer is in the recycling, because
With biodiesel on the block for wasting arable land and consuming agricultural inputs a Czech team finds a new source from an organic waste product
An orchestra plays music with intruments made with garbage in Barcelona on Sunday (28 December). This orchestra was constructed out of the things we
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
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.
In Dublin, Ireland, like everywhere else in the world, electronics consumption is growing rapidly, as is the associated waste. But one small
Work is starting on cutting up the Costa Concordia piece by piece. Its future is now as scrap metal for cars, refrigerators and washing
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
Manoeuvres have begun to remove the wreckage of the Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia from Giglio island. Tug boats is swinging the
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
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
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
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
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
Kodjo Afate Gnikou has imagination, talent and ambition. Using rails and belts from old scanners, the case of a discarded desktop computer and
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