Nieuws 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 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 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? 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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