Nieuws https://www.uu.nl/en en Fri, 24 May 2024 21:30:22 +0200 Thu, 23 May 2024 10:19:00 +0200 Nominate a project for the Pathways to Sustainability Award 2024 https://www.uu.nl/en/news/nominate-a-project-for-the-pathways-to-sustainability-award-2024 PtS launched a special Award for those research projects combining the strengths of Utrecht University research with the agendas of external stakeholders for the benefit of a sustainable future for all. Nominate a project now! 140745 Thu, 23 May 2024 10:19:00 +0200 Nieuws Recap Materials and Energy in 2060 https://www.uu.nl/en/news/recap-materials-and-energy-in-2060 Recap of the afternoon session Materials and Energy in 2060. 130506 Thu, 11 May 2023 16:00:00 +0200 Nieuws Digital technologies can foster the circular economy – but what about their sustainability impact? https://www.uu.nl/en/news/digital-technologies-can-foster-the-circular-economy-but-what-about-their-sustainability-impact Digital technologies are expected to play a major role in a circular economy. New UU study suggests their sustainability impact must be better understood. 128412 Wed, 08 Mar 2023 09:19:00 +0100 Nieuws Tracking the Netherlands' journey to a circular economy: The Material Flow Monitor https://www.uu.nl/en/news/tracking-the-netherlands-journey-to-a-circular-economy-the-material-flow-monitor The Material Flow Monitor provides insight into the circularity of different sectors. A new article co-authored by Vivian Tunn shares this innovative methodology. 127079 Thu, 26 Jan 2023 12:00:00 +0100 Nieuws ICER 2023: Dutch circular goals still far out of reach https://www.uu.nl/en/news/icer-2023-dutch-circular-goals-still-far-out-of-reach Utrecht University contributed to the ICER report, including the Material Flow Monitor and analysis of six areas from a mission-oriented innovation perspective. 127075 Thu, 26 Jan 2023 11:14:00 +0100 Nieuws Circular bioplastics offer solution for climate crisis and growing resource consumption https://www.uu.nl/en/news/circular-bioplastics-offer-solution-for-climate-crisis-and-growing-resource-consumption Under certain conditions the plastic sector may grow to become a form of carbon sink. 125632 Wed, 07 Dec 2022 17:00:00 +0100 Nieuws Research on Circular Renovation receives 1,4 million euros https://www.uu.nl/en/news/research-on-circular-renovation-receives-14-million-euros TU/e and Utrecht University researchers, will study how to renovate buildings in a circular and emission-free way. 125746 Fri, 02 Dec 2022 15:52:00 +0100 Nieuws Public wants circular economy to be more than just technical, global survey shows https://www.uu.nl/en/news/public-wants-circular-economy-to-be-more-than-just-technical-global-survey-shows New report indicates the public sees a circular future to be more socially and environmentally oriented than the tech-focused approach common in our institutions. 125675 Wed, 30 Nov 2022 12:36:00 +0100 Nieuws How Utrecht University is working on a fair and sustainable circular fashion industry https://www.uu.nl/en/news/how-utrecht-university-is-working-on-a-fair-and-sustainable-circular-fashion-industry What is a circular fashion industry? Why is it a solution? Who needs to be involved and what needs to change? We asked Copernicus Institute experts. 125341 Mon, 28 Nov 2022 09:26:00 +0100 Nieuws Plastics and sustainability: Circularity and going green are needed https://www.uu.nl/en/news/plastics-and-sustainability-circularity-and-going-green-are-needed In his PhD, Paul Stegmann shows we need to drastically improve recycling efforts and switch from fossil to biogenic resources if plastics are to fit in a sustainable future. 125322 Mon, 21 Nov 2022 15:46:00 +0100 Nieuws A 100% circular fashion industry by 2050? Second-hand alone will not get us there https://www.uu.nl/en/news/a-100-circular-fashion-industry-by-2050-second-hand-alone-will-not-get-us-there The Netherlands has an ambitious goal of having a 100% circular textile industry by 2050. Will second-hand clothing get us there? No, says recent research by Denise Reike and others. 124180 Wed, 12 Oct 2022 10:21:00 +0200 Nieuws EU Policy must ensure producers are held globally responsible for electronics waste, researchers urge https://www.uu.nl/en/news/eu-policy-must-ensure-producers-are-held-globally-responsible-for-electronics-waste-researchers-urge EU circular economy policy ensures electronic waste is appropriately processed locally but overlooks loophole exports to the Global South, researchers have found. 123232 Tue, 13 Sep 2022 16:35:00 +0200 Nieuws Producer responsibility essential for the transition to a circular economy, says new report https://www.uu.nl/en/news/producer-responsibility-essential-for-the-transition-to-a-circular-economy-says-new-report EU policy must expand to include a new set of responsibilities for producers so they move beyond promoting recycling to truly engaging in and facilitating a circular economy. 120826 Tue, 05 Jul 2022 10:01:00 +0200 Nieuws Technical briefing to House of Representatives Committee on circular economy https://www.uu.nl/en/news/technical-briefing-to-house-of-representatives-committee-on-circular-economy On 14 April, Chris Backes and Walter Vermeulen, experts in environmental law and circular economy from Utrecht University, gave a briefing on EPR to the House of Representatives 116049 Thu, 14 Apr 2022 12:20:00 +0200 Nieuws EU circular economy policy should design out waste and recover scarce materials essential for sustainability, says research https://www.uu.nl/en/news/eu-circular-economy-policy-should-design-out-waste-and-recover-scarce-materials-essential-for In a policy brief, researchers propose a new EU approach to waste management that designs out waste and recovers materials most under threat. 115892 Wed, 13 Apr 2022 15:58:00 +0200 Nieuws Municipalities, waste and producers: responsibility can be better defined https://www.uu.nl/en/news/municipalities-waste-and-producers-responsibility-can-be-better-defined Marlon Boeve and Chris Backes outline legal frameworks for responsibilities with regard to waste and municipalities. 115103 Mon, 28 Mar 2022 09:37:00 +0200 Nieuws Utrecht University goes for maximum reuse of furniture https://www.uu.nl/en/news/utrecht-university-goes-for-maximum-reuse-of-furniture From now on, the university will go for maximum reuse of furniture for office use and education. This will be achieved by means of second-life or circular furniture. The ambition is that eventually, no new furniture will be purchased at all. 114062 Tue, 22 Feb 2022 15:37:00 +0100 Nieuws Three inconvenient truths about Circular Economy https://www.uu.nl/en/news/three-inconvenient-truths-about-circular-economy Martin Calisto Friant, Kieran Campbell-Johnston, Kaustubh Thapa and Walter Vermeulen have disclosed three inconvenient truths about circular economy practices so far, and policy advises to deal with these. 112154 Mon, 13 Dec 2021 11:00:00 +0100 Nieuws Producer still insufficiently responsible for circular economy https://www.uu.nl/en/news/producer-still-insufficiently-responsible-for-circular-economy For a truly circular economy, manufacturers should have much more incentive to use reused materials and life extension. 104675 Fri, 09 Jul 2021 13:00:00 +0200 Nieuws Duurzaamheid, recycling afval Precious Plastic Blog 3: Where sustainability, entrepreneurship, and creativity collide https://www.uu.nl/en/background/precious-plastic-blog-3-where-sustainability-entrepreneurship-and-creativity-collide Glenn and his HU colleagues' are assembling Precious Plastic's final machine that will show how a circular - rather than linear - supply chain can exist. 107938 Thu, 01 Jul 2021 13:36:00 +0200 Nieuws