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Worn Again Technologies raises €8 million investment with help from H&M and Sulzer

By Liz Gyekye on Jun 17, 2020 01:09 pm

“It is a pivotal time for H&M, Sulzer and others to be investing in Worn Again Technologies.” Technology licensing company Worn Again Technologies has secured up to €8 million in new equity capital from investors, including follow-on commitments from two of its existing strategic investors, H&M Group and Sulzer. The company…

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BBI JU promotes its bio-based project achievements via launch of new publication

By Liz Gyekye on Jun 17, 2020 11:53 am

“Our projects are developing a vibrant and sustainable bio-based economy in Europe.” BBI JU (Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking) has launched a new publication entitled ‘BBI JU: a high-impact initiative for green recovery of Europe’. The booklet highlights the environmental, socio-economic and technological impacts of the initiative supported by facts and…

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Put ‘Green Deal’ at heart of EU recovery, MEPs urge

By Liz Gyekye on Jun 16, 2020 03:25 pm

The European Union’s ‘recovery package’ must be green in order to be “future proof”, a cross party group of MEPs has said. Today (16 June),the European Parliament’s Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (@EP_Environment) had an exchange of views with the European Commission (@EU_Commission) on the European recovery…

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Zero Waste Europe and BIC team up to launch report on biowaste

By Liz Gyekye on Jun 16, 2020 01:18 pm

Bioeconomy industry association Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) has teamed up with environmental group Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) to produce what it describes as a ‘first-of-its-kind report’ identifying the untapped potential to valorise biowaste (garden and food waste) in Europe. The report details the current generation and capture rates of biowaste…

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Rethink Plastic Alliance et al launch policy brief on plastic-to-fuels ahead of EC meeting on revised Renewable Energy Directive 

By Liz Gyekye on Jun 16, 2020 12:04 pm

“The current crisis is creating an opportunity for real change. Yet, plastic-to-fuel is encouraging reliance on our current linear system – convincing consumers that this waste can be “recycled” when in fact it is getting burned. That’s not the idea of a cycle.” Ahead of a European Commission-led stakeholder meeting…

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Biotechnology firms pledge measures to tackle racial inequality

By Liz Gyekye on Jun 15, 2020 05:33 pm

“Embedded in every technology are the biases and perspectives of the people who built it—from the history of colour film to the present debates over facial recognition.” A number of biotechnology companies have issued statements to promote diversity within their firms and to denounce racism in light of the global…

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