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MEPs want to strengthen new EU rules for design, production and disposal of batteries

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) say new measures for batteries are crucial for the transition to a circular and climate-neutral economy and for EU’s competitiveness and strategic autonomy.

15. March 2022

CHF 100’000 from FIT for Composite Recycling and its circular economy solution

In close collaboration with École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, Composite Recycling has come up with a pyrolysis process to recycle and reuse composite materials from ship hulls and wind turbine blades.

15. March 2022

EU lawmakers to accelerate adoption of circular economy package

Legislative proposals on the circular economy are expected by the end of March 2022, according to a two-day joint conference organised by the French EU Council, the EU Commission and the Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on 1 and 2 March 2022.

11. March 2022

Rent instead of sale: The first Swiss manufacturers are pushing ahead

Companies in Switzerland are still struggling with more sustainability. But there are pioneers who are committed to longer product life cycles and less resource consumption.

7. March 2022

Switzerland is an ideal location for the circular economy in construction

How far along is the transition to the circular economy in the Swiss construction industry? According to the first representative study by the Bern University of Applied Sciences on the status of the circular economy in Switzerland, around 12 percent of companies have anchored circular business activities in their business model.

24. February 2022

The preparation of a roadmap for the circular economy in Slovakia

The Ministry of the Environment of the Slovak Republic has prepared a stakeholder meeting on the priorities of the future roadmap, which are food and other bio-waste, but also economic instruments for sustainable consumption and production.

22. February 2022

Circular economics and space recycling? Submit your ideas

The European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Innovation Council (EIC) are thus joining forces to come up with ideas for implementing circular economy technologies and sustainable processes in space. The process of submitting an idea is not so time consuming, so it is worth looking at. This option will only be open until March 1, 2022.

18. February 2022

Circular City Challenge

The Circular City Challenge is calling for solutions that have the potential to transition from a linear to a circular economy to create thriving circular cities. Open for submissions: 1. 2. 2022-1. 4. 2022

18. February 2022

India: using co-working spaces to recycle e-waste sustainably

A team of Swiss and Indian scientists are developing an environmentally responsible, solidarity-based business model that aims to reduce the pollution associated with e-waste recycling.

31. January 2022

Read the 2022 Circularity Gap Report

The fifth annual Circularity Gap Report 2022 was just published. You can to read and learn how any business, city or nation can unleash the power of the circular economy.

20. January 2022

Circular economy in 2022: Recycling is no longer enough, attention shifts to reuse

The transition from a linear to a circular economy will accelerate this year. The European Commission will propose regulations that should provide more information for consumers as well as the right to rectification.

13. January 2022

New recycling process for lithium-ion batteries

The Institute for Intelligent Industrial Systems (I3S) at the Berner Fachhochschule BFH, in collaboration with LIBREC, Empa the Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne Ltd., recently launched a new Innosuisse research project in order to develop and optimize an existing recycling process for used lithium-ion batteries.

3. January 2022

New indicator of the circular economy – CONSUMPTION FOOTPRINT

A study by the Joint Research Center (JRC) has developed an evaluation framework to monitor the development of the overall environmental footprint of production and consumption in the EU and in individual Member States.

21. December 2021

Sustainable solutions and eco-innovations will help Slovakia’s transition to a circular economy

The conference “Eco-Innovative Slovakia 2021” emphasized the importance of eco-innovation and sustainable solutions in the transition to a circular economy. The conference also introduced platforms for cooperation and gave examples of good practice in eco-innovation solutions in the Slovak Republic.

17. December 2021

Swiss Circular Economy of Skills and Competences: upskilling platform to fill the educational gaps caused by the pandemic

The Institute of Information Management at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) is promoting the circular skill economy: from February 2022 onwards, the Swiss Higher Education Institutions EHB, EPFL, UZH, ZHAW, as well as the HSG, will be working on the development of the Swiss Circular Economy of Skills and Competences (SCESC).

15. December 2021

The circular transition – Slovakia in the spotlight

The government of the Slovak Republic is drafting its policy framework for the country’s circular transition. This article provides an overview of the specifics of the Slovak circular transition and indicates which segments of the market offer entry possibilities for Dutch companies.

14. December 2021

STED JOURNAL OF SOCIAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT

Our colleagues Rudolf Pástor, Gabriela Mezeiová and Anna Krivjanska from Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information, have published scientific paper in STED Journal, Published by: University PIM, Banja Luka.

30. November 2021

X International Conference on Social and Technological Development

Our colleagues Gabriela Mezeiová and Rudolf Pástor from Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information, spoke at the STED conference 2021 which was held in Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

24. August 2021

Strong professional support is being created for the green automotive industry

Specific international cooperation aims to improve processes in the automotive industry and reduce their impact on the environment. Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information together with other foreign project partners works on professional outputs that will be appreciated by students and interested companies.

23. July 2021