Greek scientists have developed a technology that allows them to obtain rare earth elements (REEs) from waste ore in an economical and environmentally friendly…
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 week on Business Planet we investigate how Slovenia is tackling construction and demolition waste, thanks to the European project REBIRTH.
This edition of Futuris visited a factory in Belgium which specialises in dyeing fabrics.
With environmentalists warning that the world is on the brink of climate disaster, recycling is a hot topic at the moment.
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