Europe: More than 2.7 Billion Euro for Circular Economy

In 2019 alone, five European national promotional banks and institutions and the European Investment Bank (EIB), which form the Joint Initiative on Circular Economy, provided a combined financing of 2.7 billion Euro for circular economy projects. The initiative, launched by the six largest public financial institutions in the EU, aims to finance at least ten […]

CELAB: Toward a Circular Economy for Labels

CELAB (Circular Economy for Labels) is an industry initiative founded by companies in the self-adhesive label industry. The aim is to create greater circularity for its products by enhancing and promoting matrix and release liner recycling worldwide. With a shared goal of creating a sustainable self-adhesive labeling industry, more than 30 companies from around the […]

Patented Coal-Displacement Fuel Technology

Key patents were granted in several countries of the world as Ecogensus expands solutions for the circular economy. According to USA-based Ecogensus, a technology company in the resource recovery and waste management industry, it has been granted patents in several countries, including a patent for its proprietary coal-displacement fuel in Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan, and Argentina. […]

The Practice of Digital Trading

TradeCloud aims to bring the commodities industry into the digital world, leveraging technology to improve the trading experience and make it more accessible. Singapore-based company TradeCloud is a communications platform designed specifically for the physical commodities industry. By its own account, it provides a secure and compliant environment, open to all market participants. Furthermore, the […]

Opportunities in the Indian E-Waste Management Market

According to market research and business consulting firm, Frost & Sullivan, the e-waste management market in India is expected to offer major opportunities for existing as well as new participants in the market. With current levels of installed capacity catering just to 25 percent of the total e-waste generated in 2019, capacity additions are highly […]

“Covid-19 and E-Commerce”

A study on impact on businesses and policy responses. Since the outbreak of the new coronavirus disease pandemic, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) aims to raise awareness of the opportunities emerging from the crisis through increasing the uptake of e-commerce and digital solutions. At the same time, it has voiced concerns […]

Global Trade, Digitalization and Post-Pandemic Recovery

The global spread of the Coronavirus not only disrupted international value chains. It has also accelerated the digitalization process in many countries around the globe. According to the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development), digital trade has an essential role in helping to mitigate some of the consequences of Covid-19. The benefits of digital […]

European Union: Raw Materials Alliance Officially Operational

Two months after the launch of the European Raw Materials Alliance by the European Commission, ERMA became officially operational in November last year. As reported by the newly established alliance, an “impressive number of over 300 partners from industry, research, government institutions and civil society” discussed how Europe’s raw materials supply could be secured to […]

Nextek Reveals Global Participants in Ground-Breaking Project to Tackle Post-Consumer Polypropylene Packaging

Following eight years extensive research, Nextek Ltd has launched a global multi-participant project (NEXTLOOPP) to address a missing link in the plastics recycling stream – Polypropylene (PP). PP accounts for around 20 percent of the world’s plastic. Mostly used in pots, tubs, trays and films for food packaging, it is also prevalent in non-food household and […]

Lithium-Ion Batteries: The Midac Integrated Production Plan Becomes of Common European Interest

The company based in Verona, one of the participants in the second Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) on new generation batteries, predict a total investment of 104 million euros for three innovative projects. Thus, the first ever integrated lithium-ion battery production plant will be established in Italy between Soave and Cremona. While Europe […]