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20 March 2019

Malmö meets public authorities to ‘train their muscle’ in contract management

Cities and National Governments that want to use procurement as a tool to achieve social responsibility goals such as inclusion and employment need the necessary knowledge to ensure that these objectives are being met in practice. The 2014 European Public Procurement Directives see public procureme...

13 March 2019

Innovating to tackle plastic waste in Europe’s cities

On 16 May, ICLEI Europe and the PlastiCircle project will join forces to host the special conference ‘Circular Cities – Innovating to tackle plastic waste’. More than 100 stakeholders from across Europe will gather at Scotland House in Brussels (Belgium) to assess European Union p...

6 March 2019

European sustainability award launched at Change the Change conference

Win 10,000 EUR and be recognised as a European leader of sustainable urban transformation with the 2019 Transformative Action Award The 2019 edition of the Transformative Action Award was launched today at ‘Change the Change’, an international conference on climate change, organised by ...

25 February 2019

Cities share their actions to deal with food waste

According to the European Commission, around 88 million tonnes of food waste is generated annually with associated costs estimated at 143 billion euro. The cities of Cremona (Italy), Leiria (Portugal) and Sabadell (Spain) are just three cities hoping to tackle food waste and are currently implementi...

4 February 2019

Amsterdam to host Europe’s first summit on fat, oil and grease

The first European Fat, Oil and Grease (FOG) summit is set to take place in Amsterdam (The Netherlands), 6 March 2019. The event will cover the entire Fat, Oil and Grease lifecycle: from the kitchens to the final recycling plant, providing global networking opportunities and learning experiences, p...

1 February 2019

City of Zurich shares knowledge in recycling concrete with European cities

ICLEI member Zurich’s (Switzerland) Environmental Protection and Health Agency recently hosted a three-day visit for European practitioners to showcase their experience in reusing and recycling construction and demolition waste (CDW). Experts from The Metropolitan City of Rome Capital (Italy)...

30 January 2019

WasteInProgress puts the focus on the “pay-as-you-throw” system in cities

WasteInProgress, the international forum on municipal waste management, will focus its third edition on the “pay-as-you-throw” model and present successful case studies with waste collection models from cities all over the world with recycling results greater than 60%. Leipzig (Germany...

15 January 2019

Valencia, Utrecht and Alba Iulia to host PlastiCircle pilots in 2019

A major European project on the circular economy for plastics will move into top gear in 2019, with a series of pilot projects taking place in three European cities in the same calendar year. In a recent interview, PlastiCircle co-ordinator César Aliaga said that 2019 will be a year of pilot...

29 November 2018

Consumers favour biodegradable plastic solutions, according to major survey

A survey commissioned by the European Union-funded project CIRC-PACK has shed light on the habits and expectations of some 10,000 European consumers vis-à-vis plastics and plastic packaging. The results were revealed yesterday in a special circular packaging workshop at the CONAMA environment...