2020 revealed to be a challenging and unprecedented year for the entire world. While our ways of living and working have certainly been turned upside down, we haven’t lowered our expectations and intentions for a greater environment.
2020 promises to be a defining year for the environment, the future of humanity and all living beings on Earth. With ten years remaining until the deadline to fulfill the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals...
The first PolyCE Academy took place on 5 April 2019 at Ghent University thanks to the collaboration between Ghent University, Fraunhofer IZM, Ecodom, and KU Leuven. The event gathered over 60 students, providing an excellent opportunity in disseminating the circularity concept and preliminary results of the PolyCE Project.
Identiplast, one of the leading European events focused on the recycling and recovery of used plastics, took place on 7 and 8 March 2019, in London. Rebecca Colley-Jones from the University of Northampton represented the PolyCE Project and produced a poster on "Transforming the life cycle of plastics in the Electrical and Electronics Sector through adoption of Circular Economy Business Models.
It is safe to say that 2018 was marked by global commitments in tackling plastics pollution. Early in 2018, the European Commission pledged to fundamentally change the way Europe recycles plastics by drawing together plastics producers, users, and recyclers (see EU Plastics Strategy). 2019 seems to be equally, if not more exciting when it comes to seeing global commitments and actions being championed for a more sustainable future.
Ecomondo, an international event that brings together all sectors of the circular economy, took place on November 5–8, 2018 in Rimini, Italy. Alessia Accili from ECODOM (one of PolyCE’s project partners) represented the project at the event, showcasing currently-developed project solutions that promote and facilitate EU’s transition towards circular WEEE plastic.
The first PolyCE workshop took place on June 26th in Essen, Germany. The event was part of the project’s action plan for establishing a strategic convergence and collaboration of all actors operating across the plastics value chain.