Call for applications for innovation funding for SMEs – Circularity in construction among topics

METABUILDING is a Horizon 2020 project. METABUILDING has recently published its ‘2nd SEED call’, in the context of which SMEs working in the Construction, Digital Industry, Additive Manufacturing, Recycling and Circular Economy or Nature-Based Solutions sectors will be able to receive up to 5.000 € to finance innovation services.

EEA studies: circular economy and climate neutrality

We would like to draw your attention to the following studies of the European Environment Agency (EEA):

Emerging waste streams: opportunities and challenges of the clean-energy transition from a circular economy perspective 

Waste prevention – Questionnaire related to further EU measures

This questionnaire relates to a project titled: “Scoping study to assess the feasibility of further EU measures on waste prevention”.

Paper value chain lives up to its commitment as recycling rate reaches 73.9% in 2020

The European paper value chain is proud to announce that it reached the trajectory set back in 2016 to achieve 74% recycling in 2020.

Sustainable investments – Call for feedback by the Platform on Sustainable Finance

On 3 August 2021, the Platform on Sustainable Finance published a draft report on preliminary recommendations for technical screening criteria for the EU taxonomy.

Financing the transition to a sustainable economy – European Commission strategy

The European Commission adopted an ambitious and comprehensive package of measures, including the Sustainable Finance Strategy, to help improve the flow of money towards financing the transition to a sustainable economy.

Ecodesign of mobile phones and tablets – European Commission public consultation

In 2020, a new Circular Economy Action Plan announced initiatives along the entire life cycle of products, aiming to ensure that the resources used are kept in the EU economy for as long as possible. One of these initiatives consist in regulatory measures for mobile phones and tablets under the Ecodesign Directive so that ‘devices are designed for energy efficiency and durability, reparability, upgradability, maintenance, reuse and recycling’.