Opinion: Making products repairable and reusable | Next step for an inclusive circular economy

Opinion: Making products repairable and reusable | Next step for an inclusive circular economy

Even though 77 % of EU citizens would rather have their products fixed than replaced by new [1], too many electronics, textiles and furniture items still get dumped. This is a missed opportunity for the environment and the creation of local meaningful jobs in the EU. We all have a 30-year-old washing machine in mind that our grand-parents still use because, “well, it still works”, while ours is already falling […]

COP 24: Creating jobs in a low-carbon economy by going circular

COP 24: Creating jobs in a low-carbon economy by going circular

Once again, the Conference of the Parties (COP) is meeting to discuss advancements in adapting to and mitigating climate change, including measures to limit the global average temperature rise to well below 2°C and pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C. In spite of the different countries’ efforts, the recently published Emissions Gap Report shows that global CO2 emissions have gone up in 2017 for the first time […]