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18 February 2020

Sharing innovations in plastics for a circular economy

Since May 2017, the EU-funded project CIRC-PACK has been working to contribute to reducing the footprint of plastic packaging. Through the project, three solutions have been implemented and tested, and their impacts analysed. On 17 March, the project will share its findings, outcomes and results wit...

6 February 2020

Register now for #Mannheim2020 to take local transformation forward

ICLEI Europe and the City of Mannheim are thrilled to share that registration is now open for the upcoming Mannheim2020 conference, which marks the 9th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns. By now, we know that the world faces major environmental, economic and social...

28 January 2020

Raw materials and circular societies prize now accepting applications

New business models that foster repairing, reuse, and sharing are an essential part of the circular economy, specifically in European cities, where on one hand most of the material- and energy throughput occurs, and on the other, innovative solutions can be best rolled out. Recognising this, the Ra...

29 October 2019

ICLEI encourages the transformation to a circular economy

The critical role of local and regional governments to achieve a transition to a circular economy is the backbone of CityLoops, a new EU-funded project coordinated by ICLEI Europe. Political representatives from most of the cities involved in the project – Høje-Taastrup, Roskilde and t...

24 October 2019

Finalists announced for prestigious European sustainability award

Initiatives from ICLEI Member Berlin (Germany), as well as from Leuven (Belgium) and Lousada (Portugal) were announced today as the finalists for the prestigious 2019 Transformative Action Award. The award recognises “Transformative Actions” that make use of the 15 pathways outlined in ...

6 June 2019

Reflections on the future of water reuse in the European Union

The European Commission has proposed a new regulation on minimum requirements for the reuse of treated wastewater in agricultural irrigation. During EU Green Week, Valentina Bastino, from the DG Environment, explained the motivation behind this law, saying: “Today, one third of the territory ...

31 May 2019

New toolkit on better waste prevention and management released

A new toolkit has been released to help cities build more successful waste management strategies. The toolkit, titled “A guide on urban metabolism and participatory processes for more efficient urban waste policies,” can inspire urban waste agents – from decision makers to waste c...

10 May 2019

ICLEI Europe joins EU Green Week

Each year, the European Commission hosts #EUGreenWeek – an event that convenes a range of stakeholders and experts to engage around Europe’s sustainable future. This year’s event will centre on implementation of environmental laws, based on the Commission’s reports on the top...

6 May 2019

European cities have circular plans for plastic

The idea of a circular economy for plastic waste is taking shape in three European cities, including two ICLEI Members. Citizens in these municipalities in Spain, the Netherlands and Romania will be the first to benefit from real improvements in waste collection, transport, sorting and recycling. I...