Eyes on Europe

Europe's sustainability agenda needs knowledge for action and more concrete targets to achieve its ambitions   
October 15, 2021
Source: European Environment Agency - The European Green Deal has set unprecedented sustainability ambitions for the European Union (EU) and calls for transformational change across society. To realise such far-reaching changes, Europe needs knowledge for action....
Solar-powered motorhome promotes sustainability across Europe   
October 12, 2021
Source: Pantagraph - A solar-powered motorhome, shaped like a huge, elongated teardrop, silently rolled into Madrid on Friday (October 8) as part of a month-long journey from the Netherlands to southern Spain to highlight more sustainable modes of...
Expect Germany to Surge Ahead in Sustainable Energy   
October 07, 2021
Source: CT Examiner - Pivotal to Olaf Sholtz’ recent election as German chancellor was climate change, enabling progressives to win large swaths of parliamentary seats from competing conservatives.
Dutch ag minister calls for sustainability tax on food, but will it catch on?   
October 05, 2021
Source: Food Navigator - Outgoing Dutch Minister of Agriculture Carola Schouten has backed a tax on unsustainable food, with proceeds funding farmer efforts to go green. Will the idea catch on?
Ranpak unveils 'sustainable' paper-based cold chain solution   
October 01, 2021
Source: Packaging Europe - Ranpak announces WrapPak, a cold chain solution that it says is recyclable and provides thermal protection for up to 48 hours for e-commerce food delivery.
Changing the face of medicine: Why social accountability and Sustainable Development Goals are so important?   
September 27, 2021
Source: The European Sting - In 1995, the World Health Organization published a document proposing that medical schools should be obliged to prioritize health concerns of the community they have a mandate to serve. They established that improving community...
Trade and sustainability: Commission proposes new EU Generalised Scheme of Preferences to promote sustainable development in low-income countries   
September 24, 2021
Source: The European Sting - Today, the Commission has adopted the legislative proposal for the new EU’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) for the period 2024-2034. The Commission is proposing to improve some of the key features of the scheme to better...
Bank of England downgrades growth projections, warns inflation will climb above 4% by year-end   
September 24, 2021
Source: CNBC - The Bank of England on Thursday kept monetary policy unchanged and downgraded economic growth projections for the third quarter of this year.
Scottish coffee roastery launches 'UK’s first sustainable coffee capsules’   
September 21, 2021
Source: Packaging Europe - Gordon St Coffee announces its new Nespresso-compatible capsules made from Solinatra, a biomaterial alternative to single-use plastic. According to the company, the new capsules are both biodegradable and compostable. It adds...
Heinz Partners With WestRock to Remove 550 Tonnes of Plastic Packaging From Multipacks in UK Supermarkets   
September 17, 2021
Source: Yahoo Finance - Heinz has announced today that it is continuing its mission to remove plastic from supermarket shelves with the UK roll-out of the Heinz Eco-Friendly Sleeve Multipack, a new, convenient, super skinny paperboard sleeve for all...
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