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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...

20 November 2018

Malmö to host knowledge exchange programme on sustainable procurement

ICLEI Member Malmö (Sweden) will host a knowledge exchange programme from 6-8 March 2019, which will focus on contract management for strategic and sustainable public procurement. Together with contract managers from Malmö’s purchasing, cleaning and transport services, participants ...

29 October 2018

Join ICLEI at the 3rd European nutrient event to discuss turning bio-based fertilisers into business opportunities

As part of the 3rd European Nutrient event taking place in Rimini (Italy), 8-9 November, ICLEI will host a roundtable titled ‘Growing sustainable business opportunities with bio-based fertilisers.’ The event, which is being organised by Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee, European ...

29 October 2018

Local Renewables Conference calls for a rapid transformation to a circular economy to stop the slide towards climate catastrophe

The recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) marks the strongest international warning yet on the risks of rising global temperatures. Limiting this increase to 1.5ºC requires rapid and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society. In this context, the ninth L...

26 October 2018

Local Renewables conference explores wastewater utilities and the circular economy

As part of the 2018 Local Renewables Conference, ICLEI organised a session titled ‘The wastewater utility of the future: A key player of the circular city?’ In this session, researchers from the INCOVER project presented their work on innovative technologies for recovering a variety of ...

24 October 2018

Local Renewables 2018 challenges cities and regions to think circular

Today, international policy makers from all levels of government, energy and resource experts, researchers and business will come together in Freiburg (Germany) and Basel (Switzerland) for the 9th Local Renewables Conference, 24-26 October. Organised across borders by ICLEI-Local Governments for Su...